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Definition of "priestess" [priest•ess]

  • A woman who presides over religious rites, especially in pagan religions. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "priestess" in a sentence
  • "All three books pass the Bechdel test, if we allow it to apply to female aliens: Melein, a mri priestess, is one of the key characters and she confronts other priestesses at several crucial points (notably the climax of the second book)."
  • "A priestess is like a minister or clergyperson, but is of the Pagan persuasion, or, more baldly, a worshiper of Nature and especially the Earth."
  • "T PAU - after a high priestess from the planet VULCAN in the American TV series STAR TREK ..."