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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a minister or chaplain
2. any sanctimonious or self-righteous person
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|Noun||1.||Holy Joe - a chaplain in one of the military services|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
chaplain - a clergyman ministering to some institution