priesthood

Definitions of priesthood
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n the body of ordained religious practitioners

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ministry
religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
rabbinate
rabbis collectively
clergy
in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
pastorate
pastors collectively
prelacy, prelature
prelates collectively
cardinalate
cardinals collectively
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profession
the body of people in a learned occupation

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