non-Christian priest

Definitions of non-Christian priest
  1. noun
    a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
    synonyms: priest
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    Ezra
    a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
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    Druid
    a pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland
    flamen
    a priest who served a particular deity in ancient Rome
    hoodoo
    a practitioner of voodoo
    lama
    a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
    magus
    a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians
    priest-doctor, shaman
    in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination
    votary
    a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult
    vestal virgin
    (Roman mythology) one of the virgin priestesses consecrated to the Roman goddess Vesta and to maintaining the sacred fire in her temple
    bacchant
    (classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus
    bacchante
    (classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus
    Dalai Lama, Grand Lama
    chief lama and once ruler of Tibet
    Panchen Lama
    the lama next in rank to the Dalai Lama
    medicine man
    a Native American shaman
    type of:
    spiritual leader
    a leader in religious or sacred affairs
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