n. One who is duly authorized to be a minister of sacred things; one whose stated duty it is to perform, on behalf of the community, certain public religious acts, particularly religious sacrifices.n. One who is ordained to the pastoral or sacerdotal office; a presbyter; an elder.n. Specifically, in hierarchical churches, the second in rank in the clerical orders, between bishop and deacon.n. A breed of domestic pigeons, in four different color-varieties, black, blue, red, and yellow.n. A mark composed of two concentric circles, used as a private stamp, a brand for cattle, and the like in England.n. In the early Christian church, a bishop.n. A member of an order in the Mormon Church ranking among the higher orders. See Mormon.n. See the adjectives.To ordain to the priesthood; make a priest of.To hold the office or exercise the functions of a priest.