starets

Definitions of starets
1

n a religious adviser (not necessarily a priest) in the Eastern Orthodox Church

Examples:
Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
Siberian peasant monk who was religious advisor in the court of Nicholas II; was assassinated by Russian noblemen who feared that his debauchery would weaken the monarchy (1872-1916)
Type of:
adviser, advisor, consultant
an expert who gives advice

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