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n. pl. star·tsy (stärt′sē)
A spiritual adviser, often a monk or religious hermit, in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
[Russian, elder, starets, from Old Church Slavonic starĭtsĭ, elder, from starŭ, old; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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sta•rets(ˈstɑr ɪts, -yɪts)
n., pl. star•tsy (ˈstɑrt si)
a religious teacher or counselor in the Eastern Church, esp. the Russian Orthodox Church.
[1915–20; < Russian stárets elder, derivative of stáryǐ old]
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