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Definition 1: a senior clergyman and dignitary - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for high priest in the sense of this definition

(high priest is a kind of ...) a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders

(... is an instance of high priest) English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)

(... is an instance of high priest) prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)

(... is an instance of high priest) English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)

(... is an instance of high priest) French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)

(... is an instance of high priest) South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)

(... is an instance of high priest) Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)

(... is an instance of high priest) English prelate and statesman; founded a college at Oxford and Winchester College in Winchester; served as chancellor of England and bishop of Winchester (1324-1404)

(... is an instance of high priest) Polish prelate who persuaded the Soviet to allow greater religious freedom in Poland (1901-1981)

Definition 2: a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine - [noun denoting person]

Samples where high priest or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's the high priest of contemporary jazz

(high priest is a kind of ...) an expert whose views are taken as definitive

"he is an authority on corporate law"

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