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priest,

in Christianity: see orders, holyorders, holy
[Lat. ordo,=rank], in Christianity, the traditional degrees of the clergy, conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Order. The episcopacy, priesthood or presbyterate, and diaconate were in general use in Christian churches in the 2d cent.
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Priest

 

(in Russian, sviashchennik; official church designation, ierei; popular name, pop), a clergyman of the Orthodox Church having the right to perform church ceremonies, including the liturgy, and to administer the sacraments. The right to ordain priests and to assign them to a post in a parish is given to an eparchial bishop (arkhierei). A senior priest is an archpriest (protoierei), and a monastic priest is a hieromonk (ieromonakh). The clergymen of other churches, including some Protestant churches, are also sometimes referred to as priests in literature.

What does it mean when you dream about a priest? (minister or Rabbi)

A spiritual authority figure may symbolize the dreamer’s spiritual needs. In interpreting such a dream, one should note whether the figure was loving and caring, or dictatorial and condemning, as the character of an overbearing parent may be associated with a negative religious figure.

priest

[prēst]
(optics)
The Z tristimulus value.

priest

(feminine), priestess
1. Christianity a person ordained to act as a mediator between God and man in administering the sacraments, preaching, blessing, guiding, etc.
2. (in episcopal Churches) a minister in the second grade of the hierarchy of holy orders, ranking below a bishop but above a deacon
3. a minister of any religion
4. Judaism a descendant of the family of Aaron who has certain privileges in the synagogue service
5. (in some non-Christian religions) an official who offers sacrifice on behalf of the people and performs other religious ceremonies
6. a variety of fancy pigeon having a bald pate with a crest or peak at the back of the head
7. Angling a small club used to kill fish caught

Priest

(dreams)
The priest in your dream could represent spiritual needs, your conscience, a desire to be virtuous, inner guidance, or your higher self. This dream could be comforting if it reassures you that there is safety and strength in spiritual forces. Please remember that dream interpretation is very, very personal. Some people may have had negative experiences with clergy, and in that case the dream may have an entirely different tone. The spiritual forces represented in this dream could be intrinsic, revealing your own spiritual qualities, strengths, and abilities, or they could represent the spiritual forces around you.
References in classic literature ?
The priests stood for an instant paralyzed with terror; but Tarzan turned and gathering La in his arms raced for the nearest tree.
Momentarily baffled here, the huge elephant wheeled and bore down upon the hapless priests who had now scattered, terror-stricken, in every direction.
Either help me to gain the nearest village or swear to me on your salvation that you will send me the first monk, the first cure, the first priest you may meet.
In the line of priests an altercation arose as to who should have first place.
One is never thinking of the real sorrow," said the strange priest.
But although he had already made up his mind to become a priest he was as yet only a deacon.
The priest was a large man with beaming, kindly eyes, and a round jovial face.
Doubt is natural to the weakness of mankind," the priest repeated the same words.
Is there any particular priest you wish to pray with Valentine?
Indeed, with all his dignity of a man of the world, Prince Saradine radiated to such sensitive observers as the priest, a certain atmosphere of the restless and even the unreliable.
Come on, Jack Priest,'' said Locksley, ``and be silent; thou art as noisy as a whole convent on a holy eve, when the Father Abbot has gone to bed.
Hearing this the priest bade him think of the welfare of his soul rather than of the cravings of the body, and in all earnestness implore God's pardon for his sins and for his rash resolve; to which Basilio replied that he was determined not to confess unless Quiteria first gave him her hand in marriage, for that happiness would compose his mind and give him courage to make his confession.