a person whose occupation or function it is to preach the gospel.
a person who preaches.

1175–1225; Middle English precho(u)r < Old French prech(e)or, earlier preëch(e)or < Late Latin praedicātor. See preach, -or2 Unabridged
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preacher (ˈpriːtʃə)
1.  a person who has the calling and function of preaching the Christian Gospel, esp a Protestant clergyman
2.  a person who preaches

Preacher (ˈpriːtʃə)
Bible the Preacher the author of Ecclesiastes or the book of Ecclesiastes

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Example sentences for Preachers
It would almost appear as if many preachers knew the scriptures by heart.
They are the primary preachers and teachers, celebrants of sacraments.
In popular culture in the bside song sepia by manic street preachers.
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