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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
The chief priest of the Jews, whose special duties were to officiate on the Day of Atonement, preside over the court of judgment, and consult the Divine oracle; his office was usually for life. It is a title of Christ in the New Testament: "a merciful and faithful high priest before God" (Hebrews 2). See also: chief priest.
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Entry for 'High Priest'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/h/high-priest.html. 1910.