Priestliness Priest"li*ness, n. The quality or state of being priestly. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

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  • priestliness — noun see priestly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • priestliness — See priestly. * * * …   Universalium

  • priestliness — noun The state or quality of being like a priest. See Also: priest, priestly …   Wiktionary

  • priestliness — prɪːstlɪnɪs n. characteristic of a priest, characteristic of a minister; characteristic of a person who leads religious rites …   English contemporary dictionary

  • priestliness — priest·li·ness …   English syllables

  • priestliness — ˈprēs(t)lēnə̇s, lin noun ( es) Etymology: priestly + ness : the professional quality or manner of a priest : priestly characteristics …   Useful english dictionary

  • priestly — priestliness, n. /preest lee/, adj., priestlier, priestliest. 1. of or pertaining to a priest; sacerdotal: priestly vestments. 2. characteristic of or befitting a priest. [bef. 1000; ME prestli, OE preostlic. See PRIEST, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • priestly — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. of or relating to a priest or the priesthood ; sacerdotal 2. characteristic of or befitting a priest • priestliness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • priest — noun 1》 an ordained minister of the Catholic, Orthodox, or Anglican Church, authorized to perform certain rites and administer certain sacraments.     ↘a person who performs ceremonies in a non Christian religion. 2》 a mallet used to kill fish… …   English new terms dictionary

  • priestly — /ˈpristli/ (say preestlee) adjective (priestlier, priestliest) 1. of or relating to a priest; sacerdotal. 2. characteristic of or befitting a priest. –priestliness, noun …  

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