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Related to santero: Santeria
A priest of Santeria.
[American Spanish, from Spanish, cult priest, from santo, saint; see Santeria.]
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n, pl -ros
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a priest of Santeria
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) Southwestern US a person who makes religious images
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A priest or priestess belonging to the Santería religion, similar to vodoun, with magic powers, including the ability to heal the sick, divine the future and punish wrongdoers. The highest order of priest is the “babalawo.”
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