high priesthood

noun
1.
the condition or office of a high priest.
2.
high priests collectively.

Origin:
1525–35

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high priest
 
n
1.  Judaism the priest of highest rank who alone was permitted to enter the holy of holies of the tabernacle and Temple
2.  Mormon Church a priest of the order of Melchizedek priesthood
3.  Also (feminine): high priestess the head of a group or cult
 
high priesthood
 
n

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In fact, those privileged few drinking a cup of the dark elixir were likely members of the high priesthood or royalty.
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