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priest·hood

 (prēst′ho͝od′)
n.
1. The character, office, or vocation of a priest.
2. The clergy.

priesthood

(ˈpriːstˌhʊd)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the state, order, or office of a priest
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) priests collectively

priest•hood

(ˈprist hʊd)

n.
1. the condition or office of a priest.
2. priests collectively.
[before 900]

Priesthood

 the body of priests, 1400.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.priesthood - the body of ordained religious practitioners
profession - the body of people in a learned occupation; "the news spread rapidly through the medical profession"; "they formed a community of scientists"
ministry - religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
rabbinate - rabbis collectively
clergy - in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
Translations
رِجال الكَهْنوت او الأكليروسمَنْصِب الكاهِن أو وَظيفَتُه
duchovenstvokněžský stav
præsteembedepræstegerning
prestastéttprestsembætti
kňazský stav
prästerskap
papazlıkrahiplik

priesthood

[ˈpriːsthʊd] N (= function) → sacerdocio m; (= priests collectively) → clero m
to enter the priesthoodordenarse sacerdote

priesthood

[ˈpriːsthʊd] n
(= position) → prêtrise f
(= time as priest) → prêtrise f
(= members of the clergy) the priesthood → le clergé

priesthood

[ˈpriːstˌhud] n to enter the priesthoodfarsi prete

priest

(priːst) noun
1. (in the Christian Church, especially the Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Anglican churches) a clergyman.
2. (feminine ˈpriestess) (in non-Christian religions) an official who performs sacrifices etc to the god(s).
ˈpriesthood noun
1. priests in general. the Anglican priesthood.
2. the office or position of a priest. He was called to the priesthood.