CARM Theological Dictionary
A person having the ability to perform certain religious rites, sacraments. Generally, a priest stands between God and Man and administers the ceremonial rites on behalf of the individuals as an offering to God. In many churches (Catholic), the priest is below the Bishop in ecclesiastical order and rank.
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Entry for 'Priest'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ctd/p/priest.html. 2013.