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Mel·chiz·e·dek 1

In the Bible, the high priest and king of Salem who blessed Abraham.

[Hebrew malkî-ṣedeq : melek, king; see mlk in Semitic roots + , my + ṣedeq, righteousness; see ṣdq in Semitic roots.]

Mel·chiz·e·dek 2

n. Mormon Church
The higher order of priesthood.

[After Melchizedek.]

Mel·chiz′e·dek′ adj.


(Bible) Old Testament the priest-king of Salem who blessed Abraham (Genesis 14:18–19) and was taken as a prototype of Christ's priesthood (Hebrews 7). Douay spelling: Melchisedech


(mɛlˈkɪz ɪˌdɛk)

1. a priest and king of Salem. Gen. 14:18.
2. the higher order of priests in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.