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cel·e·brant

 (sĕl′ə-brənt)
n.
1.
a. A person who participates in a religious ceremony or rite.
b. A person who officiates at a religious or civil ceremony or rite, especially a wedding.
c. In some Christian churches, the cleric officiating at the celebration of the Eucharist.
2. A participant in a celebration.
Usage Note: Celebrant originally referred to an official participant in a religious ceremony or rite. In the United States, celebrant developed an extended meaning: "a participant in a celebration," as in The New Year's Eve celebrants went wild at the stroke of midnight. As far back as 1965, half of the Usage Panel accepted this extended sense, and over the years, the margin of approval by the Panel has increased. By 2006, 80 percent of the Panel accepted this usage.
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celebrant

(ˈsɛlɪbrənt)
n
1. a person participating in a religious ceremony
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity an officiating priest, esp at the Eucharist
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cel•e•brant

(ˈsɛl ə brənt)

n.
1. a participant in any celebration.
2. the officiating priest in the celebration of the Eucharist.
[1830–40; < Latin]
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celebrant

, celebrator, reveler - Celebrants take part in religious ceremonies; celebrators or revelers gather for purposes of revelry.
See also related terms for purposes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.celebrant - a person who is celebratingcelebrant - a person who is celebrating    
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
merrymaker, reveler, reveller - a celebrant who shares in a noisy party; "the clubs attract revelers as young as thirteen"
2.celebrant - an officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
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Translations

celebrant

[ˈselɪbrənt] Ncelebrante m
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celebrant

n (Eccl) → Zelebrant m
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The monotonous chanting of the celebrants, the responses of the people to the priest, sometimes inarticulate, sometimes thunderous, the harmonious trembling of the painted windows, the organ, bursting forth like a hundred trumpets, the three belfries, humming like hives of huge bees, that whole orchestra on which bounded a gigantic scale, ascending, descending incessantly from the voice of a throng to that of one bell, dulled her memory, her imagination, her grief.
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The girl told police she drank with the celebrant and other guests and later decided to sleep in one of the bedrooms, where the suspect reportedly raped her.