Definition of Priestly in English :

Define Priestly in English

Priestly meaning in English

Meaning of Priestly in English

Pronunciation of Priestly in English

Priestly pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of priestly


1. hieratic, hieratical, priestly, sacerdotal

associated with the priesthood or priests

Example Sentences:
'priestly (or sacerdotal) vestments'
'hieratic gestures'

2. priestlike, priestly

befitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood

Example Sentences:
'priestly dedication to the people of his parish'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of priestly
adjective -lier or -liest
of, relating to, characteristic of, or befitting a priest

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see synonyms of priestly
adjectiveWord forms: ˈpriestlier or ˈpriestliest
of, like, or suitable for a priest or priests

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see synonyms of priestly
adj. priest·li·er, priest·li·est
1. Of or relating to a priest or the priesthood.
2. Characteristic of or suitable for a priest.

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