Etymology
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priesthood (n.)

"office or character of a priest; priests collectively," Middle English prēsthede, from Old English preosthad; see priest + -hood.

updated on November 01, 2020

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Definitions of priesthood from WordNet

priesthood (n.)
the body of ordained religious practitioners;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.