priest-doctor


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Noun1.priest-doctor - in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worldspriest-doctor - in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination
non-Christian priest, priest - a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
medicine man - a Native American shaman
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