a practitioner of theurgy whose power is channeled by a deity, as distinct from a druid.
A person entrusted with spiritual matters, and called upon to provide guidance to the general population.
trained, ritual expert who acts as intermediary between living and dead or deities Primal religion: particularistic, based on life cycle, social harmony, success in food production of pre-literate peoples.
Any class capable of casting divine spells. These are the pure Cleric, Druid, Paladin and Ranger. Spells available to clerics only or druids only state so.
a spiritual leader in a non-Christian religion
a functionary of a social sort
an absolutely necessary intermediary between lay people and the godhead, notably in religions based on sacrifices
a pastor for his or her congregation in the sense that he or she cares for the people, protects them and directs them, and feeds them with spiritual food in the Holy Eucharist
a representative of their religion to the people of their congregation and community
a 'spiritual father', just as the male who was needed to conceive each of one us is our 'natural father'
a religious role characterized by authority of "office," a functionary in an established official religion who celebrates its rituals, practices, and beliefs (in contrast to the religious role of the prophet)
a follower of the Wiccan religion (also of some other religions).
a "ritual technician" who speaks to the holy or sacred on behalf of the people of a given community. Generally speaking, priesthood is a formal profession into which one enters voluntarily and for which one trains. A common feature of ancient religious traditions and/or primal communities is the existence of a "priestly class," i.e., an inner circle of ritual experts who can be called upon by an individual or by the community at large. See also Prophet.