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Definition of "priestly" []

  • Of or relating to a priest or the priesthood. (adjective)
  • Characteristic of or suitable for a priest. (adjective)

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 "priestly" in a sentence
  • "And since at least a third of the buildings he excavated in the southwest corner of the mound appeared to be shrines, Mellaart decided that he must have been digging in what he called a priestly quarter of the settlement."
  • "Despite his later role in priestly garb, he was Jewish."
  • "Following a link from juliansinger, who was pointing out that a Cardinal calls the Eucharist a gift not a right, I was more amused by the general thrust of the article discussing the priest shortage and reaffirmed conviction in priestly celibacy."