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noun     priesthood pronunciation in British English
/ˈpriːsthʊd/
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singularpriesthood
pluralpriesthoods
  1. 1

    the priesthood

    the work and responsibility of being a priest

    He was studying for the priesthood.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] all the priests of a particular religion or country
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