Priest  

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"May the last king be strangled in the bowels of the last priest" --Denis Diderot [...]

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A priest or priestess is a person having the authority or power to perform and administer religious rites; and in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of the deity or deities. Their office or position is the priesthood, a term which may also apply to such persons collectively.

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