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un- +‎ priest


unpriest (third-person singular simple present unpriests, present participle unpriesting, simple past and past participle unpriested)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of priesthood; to unfrock.
    • 1644 July, John Milton, The Judgment of Martin Bucer touching Divorce, Book II, Chapter XXIV, tr. of Martin Bucer, De Regno Christi.
      The same thought Leo, bishop of Rome, Ep. 85, to the African bishops of Mauritania Caesariensis, wherein complaining of a certain priest, who divorcing his wife, or being divorced by her, as other copies have it, had married another, neither dissolves the matrimony, nor excommunicates him, only unpriests him.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unpriest”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)


unpriest (plural unpriests)

  1. (rare) One who is not a priest.