Definition of Priestliness

1. n. The quality or state of being priestly.



Definition of Priestliness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being like a priest. ¹

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Definition of Priestliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Priestliness

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priestesshoods
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priestism
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priestliness (current term)
priestlinesses
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Literary usage of Priestliness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Rome, Reform and Reaction: Four Lectures on the Religious Situation by Peter Taylor Forsyth (1899)
"The right of the ministry is due, we are told, to its being an expression and representation of the priestliness of the Church. ..."

2. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1889)
"That point is not whether priestly character and functions belong in a certain sense to the ministers of Christ. All who admit the priestliness of the lay ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1848)
"It is possible that the theory of collective and individual priestliness, which we have here put forward, may seem new and strange to some readers; ..."

4. The Administration of the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ: Eight Lectures by George Moberly (1883)
"... the full confession of the other part of the great twofold truth, which each ia its turn has lost, holding that the inherent priestliness of the whole ..."

5. William Penn as the Founder of Two Commonwealths by Augustus C. Buell (1904)
"... another sermon of Elder John about the same time: If Godliness be decreed a crime and the realm given over to priestliness for once and all, so be it. ..."

6. From Apostle to Priest: A Study of Early Church Organization by James W. Falconer (1900)
"He is always called to realise the characteristic priestliness of the Church. This is very beautiful as a theory, and contains much that is in accordance ..."

7. Rome, Reform and Reaction: Four Lectures on the Religious Situation by Peter Taylor Forsyth (1899)
"The right of the ministry is due, we are told, to its being an expression and representation of the priestliness of the Church. ..."

8. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1889)
"That point is not whether priestly character and functions belong in a certain sense to the ministers of Christ. All who admit the priestliness of the lay ..."

9. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1848)
"It is possible that the theory of collective and individual priestliness, which we have here put forward, may seem new and strange to some readers; ..."

10. The Administration of the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ: Eight Lectures by George Moberly (1883)
"... the full confession of the other part of the great twofold truth, which each ia its turn has lost, holding that the inherent priestliness of the whole ..."

11. William Penn as the Founder of Two Commonwealths by Augustus C. Buell (1904)
"... another sermon of Elder John about the same time: If Godliness be decreed a crime and the realm given over to priestliness for once and all, so be it. ..."

12. From Apostle to Priest: A Study of Early Church Organization by James W. Falconer (1900)
"He is always called to realise the characteristic priestliness of the Church. This is very beautiful as a theory, and contains much that is in accordance ..."

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