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high priest

1. Judaism the priest of highest rank who alone was permitted to enter the holy of holies of the tabernacle and Temple
2. Mormon Church a priest of the order of Melchizedek priesthood
3. the head of a group or cult
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For it was not lawful before for the high priest either to carry arms or to ride upon any but a mare.
As it has happened, the soldiers arrested Jesus who was taken to the house of Annas, father-in-law of the high priests Caiaphas.
Secillano said that 'the high priests mounted a propaganda against him (Jesus Christ) because many believed him, and (sic) they accepted what he preached.'
Along with the priests, the Bible also mentions the high priests (Schrenk 1968: 859-908).
I NOTE high priests of bluster, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, have wasted no time attacking President Obama for expressing his view supporting Britain's continuing membership of the EU.
Now, when high priests from the god Nihil's realm come to their remote island, Hadara really needs to avoid attention.
He was a Past Grand Scribe of the Boston Chapter, a Past High Priest of Doric Royal Arch Chapter of Masons, Representative to the Grand Council of Boston, a member of the Order of Anointed High Priests, honorary member of the Eureka Chapter of Worcester, Illustrious Master of Hiram Council, Commander of the Worcester County Commandery #5 Knights Templar.
With the High Priests bringing their irrepressible might to bear on the adventurer, things are looking bleak - and even Ariadne seems powerless to secure his release.
Confirming the receipt of Sidhu's apology, Akal Takht chief Giani Gurbachan Singh said he would submit the politician's apology letter before the five high priests, who would decide whether to pardon or punish him.
This decision was taken at a meeting of the five high priests that a printing press can be set up abroad.
The man most likely belongs to the "Kohanim" -- a group of Jewish high priests that abide by a strict set of laws 6 one of which (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus+21%3A1-3&version=NIV) prohibits coming into contact with the dead .
The Maaziah refers to a clan that was the last mentioned order of 24 orders of high priests during the second temple period, Prof.