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high priestess

noun
1.
the female leader of a tribe, religion, or movement; a female high priest.
Also, high-priestess [hahy-pree-stis] /haɪˈpri stɪs/ (Show IPA).
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  • Min-erva appears in Attica as high priestess from a foreign country, a country unknown to the Greeks.

  • "Just a black eye and some skin lacerations," the high priestess said.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • In conclusion, the pillars of Justice open into one world and the pillars of the high priestess into another.

  • "Good evening," the high priestess said in an indulgent tone.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He is the ruling power of external religion, as the high priestess is the prevailing genius of the esoteric, withdrawn power.

  • She who gave me back my life—the great high priestess Saronia.'

    Saronia Richard Short
  • "It's just—well, nothing, I suppose," the high priestess said.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett

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