high priest definition by Webster's New World
- a chief priest; specif., the chief priest of the ancient Jewish priesthood
- a person, esp. a man, who is a chief exponent of a philosophy, movement, etc. or an acknowledged leader in some field
Origin: Middle English heyge prest
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- high priesthood noun
high priest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Judaism A chief priest, especially of the ancient Levitical priesthood. By tradition this office was restricted to men.
- Mormon Church A priest of the Melchizedek order. By tradition this office is restricted to men.
- The head or chief proponent, as of a movement or doctrine.
- high priesthood high priesthood noun