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