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high priest

n.
1. Judaism The chief priest of the ancient Levitical priesthood. By tradition this office was restricted to men.
2. Mormon Church A priest of the Melchizedek order. By tradition this office is restricted to men.
3. The head or chief proponent, as of a movement or doctrine.

high priesthood n.
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high priest

n
1. (Judaism) Judaism the priest of highest rank who alone was permitted to enter the holy of holies of the tabernacle and Temple
2. (Christian Churches, other) Mormon Church a priest of the order of Melchizedek priesthood
3. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the head of a group or cult. Also (feminine): high priestess
high priesthood n
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high′ priest′


n.
1. a chief priest.
2. Judaism. (from Aaronic times to about the 1st century A.D.) the priest ranking above all other priests and the only one permitted to enter the holy of holies.
3. a person in a high position of power or influence, esp. one who is revered as a preeminent authority or interpreter: the high priest of modern architecture.
[1350–1400]
high′ priest′hood, n.
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Noun1.high priest - a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrinehigh priest - a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine; "he's the high priest of contemporary jazz"
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
2.high priest - a senior clergyman and dignitaryhigh priest - a senior clergyman and dignitary  
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

high priest

ngran sacerdote m
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Terms like "Family Home Evening" or the "High Priesthood" may elicit confusion for those not in the faith.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.
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Chapters 3-4 discuss the controversy over faith and works that dominated Paul's mission and teaching, the "council" at Jerusalem, and the difference between Paul and James over "works." Chapter 5 shows the hostility between Annas's high priesthood family and the apostles, Stephen, Peter, and the two Jameses, for their attack on the Temple leadership.
In the first book published specifically on the institution of the Hasmonean high priesthood (200-167 BCE), Babota presents an interdisciplinary, exegetical and historical comparative study.
To the high priesthood of contemporary academic philosophy, Pascal has never been granted uncontested entry.
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And since there are certain of your citizens who say that they have been nominated for the high priesthood when they are incapable of undertaking it, I have referred them to you to examine whether (2) they are able to undertake the liturgy and are evading it, or are telling the truth; if, however, some of them were to appear to be better off, it is fair that they should hold the high priesthood first.
The Maccabees coveted the High Priesthood, the most powerful religious and political position in Judea.
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