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abbacy the office of abbot.
abbatial pertaining to abbots or an abbey.
abbe (Fr.) a courtesy title given in France to every one vested with the ecclesiastical habit or dress.
abbess a female abbot, head of a nunnery.
abbot the superior of a monastery.
abbotcy the office of abbot.
abbotship the office of abbot.
ablegate a papal envoy or legate.
acoemeti (Greek) an ancient monastic order who maintained an eternal choir service.
acolouthite (Obs.) an acolyte.
alfaki (Arabic) a Muslim expounder of the law.
alfaqui (Arabic) a Muslim expounder of the law.
alfaquin (Arabic) a Muslim expounder of the law.
anchoress a female anchorite, one who lives in seclusion, usually for religious reasons.
anchoret one who lives in seclusion, usually for religious reasons.
anchoretic of or like an anchoret.
anchoretical of or like an anchoret.
anchorite one who lives in seclusion, usually for religious reasons.
anchoritic of or like an anchorite.
anchoritical of or like an anchorite.
anchoritically (Adv.) ANCHORITICAL, like an anchorite.
ancress a female anchorite, one who lives in seclusion, usually for religious reasons.
anointer one who anoints.
antipope one who is elected, or claims to be, pope in opposition to the pope canonically chosen; esp applied to those popes who resided at Avignon during the Great Schism.
apocalyptist the writer of an apocalypse.
apostle a disciple sent forth by Christ to preach the gospel.
apostleship the state of being an apostle.
apostolate the office of an apostle.
apostolic relating to the office of apostle.
apostolical relating to the office of apostle.
apostolically (Adv.) APOSTOLICAL, relating to the office of apostle.
archbishop a bishop at the head of an ecclesiastical province or one of equivalent honorary rank.
archdeacon a clergyman having the duty of assisting a diocesan bishop in ceremonial functions or administrative work.
archdruid a chief or presiding druid.
archidiaconate the office of archdeacon.
archiepiscopacy the rank or province of an archbishop.
archimandrite the head of a monastery or convent.
archpriest a chief priest.
arhat (Sanskrit) a Buddhist who has attained nirvana.
arhatship the state of being an arhat, a Buddhist who has attained nirvana.
ayatollah (Arabic) an Iranian religious leader.
bacchant a priest of Bacchus.
bacchante a priestess of Bacchus.
baptizer one who baptizes.
bapu (Hindi) a spiritual father.
beadman (Obs.) a monk or almoner who prays for a benefactor.
beadsman (Obs.) a monk or almoner who prays for a benefactor.
beadswoman a female beadsman, a monk or almoner who prays for a benefactor.
bedeman (Obs.) a monk or almoner who prays for a benefactor.
bedesman a monk or almoner who prays for a benefactor.
beghard (Fr.) in Flanders, a man living a monastic life without vows and with power to return to the world.
beguin (Fr.) in Flanders, a man living a monastic life without vows and with power to return to the world.
bhikhu (Pali) a fully ordained Buddhist monk.
bhikkhuni (Pali) a fully ordained Buddhist monk.
biblicist one skilled in the knowledge of the Bible.
bibliolater one having excessive reverence for the Bible as literally interpreted; one with extravagant devotion to or dependence upon books.
biblist one who makes the Bible the sole rule of faith.
bishopdom the jurisdiction of a bishop.
bishopess a female bishop.
bishopric the diocese or jurisdiction of a bishop; the rank or office of a bishop.
boddhisattva one who gives up Nirvana out of compassion for others.
bodhisattva one who gives up Nirvana out of compassion for others.
bonze (Japanese) a Japanese or Chinese Buddhist religious teacher.
cabalist (Hebrew) one who practises cabalism.
cabbalist one who practices cabbalism.
caloyer (Fr.) a Greek Orthodox monk, esp of the order of St Basil.
camerlengo (Ital.) the papal chamberlain; the cardinal who presides over the pope's household.
camerlingo (Ital.) the papal chamberlain; the cardinal who presides over the pope's household.
canon a member of an order of clergy living in a clergy-house or within the precincts of a cathedral etc. in accordance with the canons of the church.
canoness a woman living in a community under a religious rule.
canonicate the rank or office of a canon.
canoniser one who canonises.
canonizer one who canonises.
cantor (Lat.) a singer; esp the leader of a church choir.
cardinal of fundamental importance (noun) one of the leading dignitaries of the Catholic church
cardinalatial relating to a cardinal or to the office of cardinal.
cardinalitial relating to a cardinal or to the office of cardinal.
cardinally (Adv.) CARDINAL, of fundamental importance.
cardinalship the office of cardinal.
cartulary a keeper of monastic records.
catechiser one who catechises.
catechist one who instructs by question and answer, esp in religious matters.
catechizer one who catechizes.
catholicos (Greek) the Primate of the Armenian or Nestorian church.
cellarer a monastery official in charge of provisions.
cellarist a monastery official in charge of provisions.
cenobite a monk who lives in a community.
cenobitic of or like a cenobite.
cenobitical of or like a cenobite.
centuriator one of a group of 16c Reformed divines of Magdeburg who compiled a church history in 13 volumes, each volume covering a century.
chaplain a Christian clergyman attached to an institution, establishment, organization or family.
chaplaincy the office of chaplain.
chaplainry the office of chaplain.
chaplainship the office of chaplain.
chazan (Hebrew) a cantor in a synagogue.
chazzan (Hebrew) a cantor in a synagogue.
chazzen (Hebrew) a cantor in a synagogue.
chela (Lat.) the claw of an arthropod a novice or disciple in Buddhism
chelaship discipleship.
chorepiscopal pertaining to a local or suffragan bishp of the early Church.
churchman a clergyman or ecclesiastic.
churchmanly in the manner of a churchman.
churchwarden one of two lay parish officers in Anglican churches with responsibility esp for parish property and alms.
churchwoman a woman who is a member of a church.
clergy the body of persons ordained for religious service.
clergyman one who works for the church.
clergywoman a woman who is a member of the clergy.
cleric a member of the clergy.
clerical like a cleric.
clerically (Adv.) CLERICAL, like a cleric.
clericate the position of a clergyman.
clericity the state of being a clergyman.
cloistress (Shakesp.) a nun.
coadjutor a bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and having the right of succession.
coadjutress a female coadjutor.
coadjutrix a female coadjutor or assistant.
coenobite a monk who lives in a community.
coenobitic of or like a coenobite.
coenobitical of or like a coenobite.
coenobitism the state of being a coenobite.
cohen a member of the Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron, having certain privileges and obligations in the synagogue.
colporteur (Fr.) a peddler of religious books.
commendator a person who holds a benefice in commendam; a titular abbot, etc.
conclavist one of the two ecclesiastics allowed to attend a cardinal in the conclave.
confessant one who confesses to a priest.
confessor one who hears confession.
confessoress a female confessor.
confirmand a candidate for religious confirmation.
congregant a member of a congregation, esp a Jewish one.
consultor an advisor to a Catholic bishop.
conventual of or pertaining to a convent (noun) a monk or nun
conventually (Adv.) CONVENTUAL, of or pertaining to a convent.
copastor one that shares the duties of a pastor.
corybant (Greek) one of the priests of Cybele in Phrygia, whose rites were accompanied by wild music, dancing, etc.
corybantism the rites associated with corybants.
curacy the office of curate.
curate an assistant to a parish priest; (verb) to act as a curate.
curateship the office of curate.
curial relating to a curia, a papal court and its officials.
custos (Lat.) a guardian, custodian or keeper, esp of convents or monasteries.
dataria an officer of the papal court charged with registering and dating bulls etc. and with granting indults and graces.
datary an officer of the papal court charged with registering and dating bulls etc. and with granting indults and graces.
dayan (Hebrew) a senior rabbi.
deaconess a female deacon.
deaconhood the office of deacon.
deaconry the office of deacon.
deaconship the office or ministry of a deacon or deaconess.
dean a dignitary in cathedral and collegiate churches who presides over the canons; (verb) to serve as a dean.
deanery the office of a dean.
deanship the office of a dean.
decanal relating to a dean.
decanally (Adv.) DECANAL, relating to a dean.
decanically (Adv.) DECANAL, located on south side of the choir in a church.
demonologist a student of demonology.
dervish (Turkish) a Muslim (spec. Sufi) religious man who has taken vows of poverty and austerity.
diaconal of or pertaining to a deacon.
diaconate the office of a deacon.
dignitary someone in a high position or rank, esp in the church.
diocesan the bishop of a diocese.
diocese the circuit or extent of a bishop's jurisdiction.
domine a member of the clergy, a pastor; esp a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church.
dominee a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church or other Afrikaner church.
druid a Celtic priest.
druidess a female druid.
druidic pertaining to, or resembling, the Druids.
druidical pertaining to, or resembling, the Druids.
druidry the profession of druid.
ecclesiast an ecclesiastic.
ecclesiastic relating to the church or to the clergy; (noun) a person consecrated to the church, such as a priest or a clergyman.
energumen (Obs.) a person supposedly possessed by an evil spirit.
episcopant (Milton) a holder of a bishopric.
episcopate a bishopric; the office and dignity of a bishop; (verb, Milton) to act as a bishop.
episcopise to make a bishop of by consecration.
episcopize to make a bishop of by consecration.
epistoler the reader of the epistle in an Anglican service.
eremital of or like an eremite, a hermit, esp a religious recluse.
eremite a hermit, esp. a religious recluse.
eremitish like an eremite, a hermit.
evangelist a writer of any of the four Gospels.
exarch a viceroy; the rank below patriarch in the Eastern church.
exarchal relating to an exarch, the rank below patriarch in the Eastern church.
exarchate the office or the province of an exarch, the rank below patriarch in the Eastern church.
exarchist a supporter of the Bulgarian exarch.
expiator one who makes expiation or atonement.
fakeer (Arabic) a Hindu ascetic.
fakir (Arabic) a Hindu ascetic.
fakirism being a fakir, a Hindu ascetic.
faqir (Arabic) a Hindu ascetic.
faquir (Arabic) a Hindu ascetic.
fecial (Lat.) in ancient Rome, a member of a group of priests who acted as heralds and performed the rites connected with the declaration of war and conclusion of peace.
fetial (Lat.) in ancient Rome, a member of a group of priests who acted as heralds and performed the rites connected with the declaration of war and conclusion of peace.
fetialis (Lat.) in ancient Rome, a member of a group of priests who acted as heralds and performed the rites connected with the declaration of war and conclusion of peace.
flamen (Lat.) a priest of a Roman deity.
flaminical pertaining to a flamen, a priest of a Roman deity.
frate (Ital.) a friar, a mendicant Franciscan.
frater (Lat.) a monk; also, a frater house.
fratery a fraternity; a convent of friars.
fratry a fraternity; a convent of friars.
frere a friar.
friar a member of a religious order.
friarly resembling or characteristic of a friar.
friary an establishment for friars.
gooroo (Hindi) in Hinduism, a spiritual teacher.
gospeler one of the four evangelists.
gospeller one of the four evangelists.
guru (Hindi) in Hinduism, a spiritual teacher.
gurudom the state of being a guru.
guruism the system of having gurus.
guruship the state of being a guru.
gyrovague a monk who travels from one place to another.
hagadist (Hebrew) a scholar versed in the haggadah, the Pesach guidebook, used during Seder.
haggadist a scholar versed in the haggadah.
hagiologist one who writes saints' lives.
hakam (Hebrew) a sage, a rabbinical commentator.
halachist a practioner of Jewish religious law.
halakhist a practioner of Jewish religious law.
hazan (Hebrew) a cantor in a synagogue.
hazzan (Hebrew) a cantor in a synagogue.
hebdomadary a member of a chapter or convent, who takes his or her weekly turn in performing the sacred offices of the Church.
hegumen the head of a monastery.
hegumene the head of a nunnery.
hegumenos (Greek) the head of a monastery.
hegumeny the office of hegumen, the head of a monastery.
heortologist one who practises heortology, the study of religious feasts.
heresiarch the leader of a heretical movement.
heresiographer a person who writes about heresies.
hermit a recluse.
hermitess a female hermit.
hermitic of or like a hermit.
hermitical of or like a hermit.
hermitically (Adv.) HERMITICAL, pertaining to a hermit.
hermitism the state of being a hermit.
hermitry the state of being a hermit.
hieratic pertaining to priests (noun) the sacred script of ancient Egypt
hieratical pertaining to priests.
hieratically (Adv.) HIERATICAL, pertaining to priests.
hierocrat a governing priest.
hierodule a temple slave in the service of a specified deity.
hierodulic relating to a hierodule, a temple slave in the service of a specified deity.
hierogrammat a writer of sacred records.
hierographer a sacred scribe.
hierologist a student of hierology, the science of sacred matters.
hierophant one who shows or reveals sacred things; a priest.
hierophantic of or like a hierophant.
hojatoleslam an Iranian cleric below the rank of ayatollah.
hojatolislam an Iranian cleric below the rank of ayatollah.
houngan (Haitian) a voodoo priest.
hungan (Haitian) a voodoo priest.
hymnographer one who writes hymns.
iconoclast a breaker or destroyer of images or idols.
iconoclastic lIke an iconoclast.
imam (Arabic) the officer who leads the devotions in a mosque.
imaum (Arabic) the officer who leads the devotions in a mosque.
impropriator a layman who is in possession of a benefice or its revenues.
incumbent imposed on (noun) a person who holds an ecclesiastical benefice, or any office
incumbently (Adv.) INCUMBENT.
infirmarer an officer in a mediaeval monastery who was in charge of the infirmary.
infirmarian (Hist.) an officer in a mediaeval monastery who was in charge of the infirmary.
internuncio (Ital.) a messenger between two parties; a low-ranking papal legate.
interventor a mediator in ecclesiastical controversies.
jesuit an intriguer, a prevaricator.
kahuna (Hawaiian) a priest or medicine-man; an expert in any field.
khazen (Hebrew) a cantor in a synagogue.
kirkman a clergyman or officer in a kirk.
kohen a member of the Jewish priestly class, descended from Aaron, having certain privileges and obligations in the synagogue.
lama (Tibetan) a Tibetan monk or priest.
lampadary in the Greek Church, someone who looks after the lamps and carries a lighted taper before the patriarch.
lector (Lat.) a reader, esp in a college or church service.
lectorate the office of lector, a reader, esp in a college or church service.
lectorship the office of lector.
lectress a female lector.
legate an emissary of the pope; (verb) to bequeath.
legateship the office of a legate.
legatine relating to a legate.
levite (Sl.) a clergyman.
levitic of or like a levite or clergyman.
levitical of or like a levite or clergyman.
levitically (Adv.) LEVITICAL, of or pertaining to a levite.
limiter a friar who had a license to beg within certain areas.
liturgist a leader in public worship.
lohan (Sanskrit) a Buddhist who has attained nirvana.
lymiter (Spenser) a friar who had a license to beg within certain areas.
maenadic like a maenad, furious, bacchanalian.
maenadically (Adv.) MAENADIC, like a maenad.
mahant (Hindi) a chief Hindu priest.
maharishi (Sanskrit) a Hindu teacher of mysticism and spiritual knowledge.
mahatma (Sanskrit) a religious adept, a sage.
mahatmaism the state of being a mahatma.
marabout (Fr.) a Muslim hermit or saint or his tomb.
martext an ignorant preacher.
mashgiach (Hebrew) a person who ensures adherence to kosher rules.
mashgiah (Hebrew) a person who ensures adherence to kosher rules.
mashiach (Hebrew) in Judaism, the Messiah.
masspriest a priest retained in chantries to say masses for the dead.
maulvi (Urdu) a teacher in Islam.
melamed (Hebrew) a teacher in a Jewish school.
messiah a hoped-for deliverer.
messiahship the state of being a messiah.
messias (Greek) a hoped-for deliverer.
metropolitan an archbishop holding authority over other bishops.
minister a member of the clergy in certain denominations of the Christian church; (verb) to give aid or service.
missionarise to do missionary work.
missionarize to do missionary work.
missionary a person undertaking a mission and esp a religious mission.
missionise to do missionary work.
missioniser one who does missionary work.
missionize to do missionary work.
missionizer one who does missionary work.
mohel (Hebrew) one who performs circumcisions.
mojahedin fundamentalist Muslim guerrillas.
molla (Arabic) a Muslim learned in theology and law.
mollah (Arabic) a Muslim learned in theology and law.
monachal of or pertaining to monks or a monastic life.
monachist an adherent of monachism.
monastic relating to monks (noun) a monk
monastical of or pertaining to monasteries.
monastically (Adv.) MONASTICAL, of or pertaining to monasteries.
monk a man who is a member of a secluded religious order.
monkery monks in general; monasticism.
monkhood the state or profession of a monk.
monkish pertaining to monks.
monkishly (Adv.) MONKISH, like a monk.
monsignor (Ital.) an honorific title given to a Roman Catholic prelate, officer of the papal court and household, etc.
monsignorial of or like a monsignor.
moolah (Arabic) a Muslim learned in theology and law.
moolvi (Urdu) a teacher in Islam.
moolvie (Urdu) a teacher in Islam.
mueddin (Arabic) the Muslim official who calls the faithful to prayer.
muezzin (Arabic) the Muslim official who calls the faithful to prayer.
mujaheddin (Arabic) Islamic fundamentalist freedom fighters.
mujahedeen (Arabic) Islamic fundamentalist freedom fighters.
mujahedin (Arabic) Islamic fundamentalist freedom fighters.
mujahideen (Arabic) Islamic fundamentalist freedom fighters.
mujahidin (Arabic) Islamic fundamentalist freedom fighters.
mulla (Arabic) a Muslim learned in theology and law.
mullah (Arabic) a Muslim learned in theology and law; (verb) to inflict a severe defeat upon.
mullahism the system of having mullahs.
nonclerical not clerical.
nun a female member of a religious order.
nunciature the office of a nuncio.
nuncio (Ital.) one who brings tidings; a high-ranking papal legate.
nunhood the state of being a nun.
nunlike like a nun.
nunnish of, pertaining to, or resembling a nun.
nunship the state of being a nun.
oblate flattened at the poles (noun, obs.) a person dedicated to monastic or religious life or work
oblately (Adv.) OBLATE, flattened at the poles.
oratorian a father or priest of an oratory, a Roman Catholic school.
ordinand one who is undertaking ordination.
ordinant ordaining; (noun) a person who ordains or confers holy orders.
ordinee one who is being or has just been ordained.
ostiary a doorkeeper, esp in a church.
padre (Ital.) father; a title given to priests; an army chaplain.
papable likely to, or qualified to, become pope.
papacy the tenure of office of a pope.
papal of or relating to the Pope or the papacy.
papalise to make papal; imbue with papal principles or doctrines.
papalism the system of having a Pope.
papalist an adherent of papalism.
papalize to make papal; imbue with papal principles or doctrines.
papally (Adv.) PAPAL, of or relating to the Pope or the papacy.
pape (Scots) a pope.
papist a supporter of the Pope.
pardoner one who raises money for religious works by selling indulgences.
parson a clergyman.
parsonic of or pertaining to a parson.
parsonical of or pertaining to a parson.
parsonish appropriate to, or like, a parson.
pastor a person who has care of a flock or of a congregation (verb) to serve as the spiritual overseer of
pastorate the office, state, or jurisdiction of a pastor.
pastorly appropriate to a pastor.
pastorship the office of pastor.
patercove (Sl.) a hedge-priest.
patrico (Sl.) a hedge-priest.
patrologist one who practises patrology, the study of early Christianity.
peritus (Lat.) a theological consultant acting as an authority within the Roman Catholic church.
piarist one of a religious foundation for the education of the poor.
pir a Muslim title of honour, given to a holy man.
pontifex (Lat.) a chief priest.
pontiff (Lat.) a chief priest.
pontific relating to, or consisting of, pontiffs or priests.
pontifical of or like a pontiff; (noun) an office-book for bishops.
pontificality the state of being pontifical.
pontifically (Adv.) PONTIFICAL, of or pertaining to a pontiff.
pontify to play the pontiff.
popedom the place, office, or dignity of the Pope.
popehood the state of being a Pope.
popeless without a pope.
popelike like a pope.
popeling a petty or deputy pope.
popeship the office of pope.
popish relating to the Pope or popery.
popishly (Adv.) POPISH, relating to the Pope or popery.
postulancy the state or period of being a postulant.
postulant a candidate for a religious order.
postulator an official who presents case for canonization or beatification.
preacher one that preaches.
preachership the office of preacher.
prebendary a clergyman attached to a collegiate or cathedral church who enjoys a prebend in consideration of his officiating at stated times in the church.
precent to officiate as precentor; to lead the singing of a choir or congregation.
precentor a leader of the singing of a church choir.
precentorial of or like a precentor.
precentorship the office of precentor.
precentress a female precentor.
precentrix a female precentor.
predicant a preacher; spec. a member of a predicant religious order.
predikant (Dutch) a Dutch reformed preacher, esp in S. Africa.
prelacy the office of a prelate.
prelate a bishop or abbot of superior rank.
prelateship the office of prelate.
prelatess a female prelate.
prelatial relating to a prelate, a bishop or abbot of superior rank.
prelatic relating to a prelate, a bishop or abbot of superior rank.
prelatical relating to a prelate, a bishop or abbot of superior rank.
prelatically (Adv.) PRELATICAL, of or pertaining to prelates or prelacy.
prelatise to bring under the influence of the prelacy.
prelatish (Milton) like a prelate.
prelatism domination by prelates.
prelatist a supporter or adherent of prelacy or episcopacy.
prelatize to bring under the influence of the prelacy.
prelature the office of prelate, a bishop or abbot of superior rank.
prelaty the office of a prelate; church government.
presbyte an elder in the early Christian church.
presbyter an elder in the early Christian church.
presbyteral of or like a presbyter.
presbyterate the office of presbyter.
presbyterial relating to a presbytery (noun) an organization of Presbyterian women associated with a presbytery
presbyterially (Adv.) PRESBYTERIAL, relating to a presbytery.
presbytership the office of presbyter, an elder in the early Christian church.
presbytery part of church reserved for officiating clergy.
presentee one presented to a benefice.
prester (Lat.) a priest.
priest an ordained minister (verb) to act as priest
priestcraft priestly policy directed to worldly ends.
priestess a female priest.
priesthood the office, dignity, or character of a priest.
priestlike like a priest.
priestliness the state of being priestly.
priestling a priest of low rank.
priestly like a priest.
priestship the office of priest.
primatal relating to a primate; (noun) a primate.
primatial of or pertaining to ecclesiastical primacy; (noun) a primate.
primatic of or pertaining to ecclesiastical primacy.
primatical of or pertaining to ecclesiastical primacy.
primus (Lat.) a presiding bishop in the Scottish Episcopal church.
prior previous (noun) one in charge of a priory, ranking second to abbot
priorate the state or office of a prior.
prioress a female superior of a house of any of various orders of nuns.
priorship the state or office of prior.
pronuncio a papal ambassador of lower status than a nuncio.
prophetess a woman who is a prophet.
prophethood the state of being a prophet.
prophetship the office of prophet.
protomartyr the first martyr in any cause, esp St Stephen.
prozymite a person who uses leavened bread in the Eucharist (as opposed to an azymite).
psalmist one who composes psalms.
psalmodist a singer of psalms.
pseudomartyr a false martyr.
pujari (Hindu) a priest.
pulpiteer someone who speaks from a pulpit, a preacher; (verb) to preach from a pulpit.
pulpiter someone who speaks from a pulpit, a preacher.
pythoness a witch (with cap, the priestess who gave oracular answers at Delphi in Greece).
qabalist (Hebrew) one who practises cabalism.
qawwal (Arabic) a singer of qawwali, devotional Sufi music.
quaestionary (Scott) a religious pardoner.
rabbin (Hebrew) a Jewish expounder or doctor of the law.
rabbinic (Hebrew) of or pertaining to the rabbins.
rabbinist a person who adheres to the Talmud and traditions of the rabbis.
rabbinite a person who adheres to the Talmud and traditions of the rabbis.
rav a rabbi, esp one in authority.
rebbe (Yiddish) a rabbi or spiritual leader of a Hasidic Jewish group.
rebbetzin (Yiddish) the wife of a rabbi.
recollet (Fr.) a member of an order of Franciscan friars who cultivate detachment from the world.
rector in the Church of England, a clergyman of a parish where the tithes were formerly paid to the incumbent.
rectoral pertaining to a rector or governor.
rectorate the office of rector.
rectoress a female rector, a rector's wife.
rectorial pertaining to a rector or a rectory; (noun) at a Scottish university, a rectorial election.
rectorship the office of rector.
rectress a female rector, a rector's wife.
reformade (Spanish) a monk of a reformed order.
reformado (Spanish) a monk of a reformed order.
religieuse (Fr.) a (female) person bound by monastic vows; a nun.
religieux (Fr.) a (male) person bound by monastic vows; a monk.
renunciate a religious devotee who gives up earthly pleasures to live as an ascetic.
reverend worthy of reverence; (noun) a member of the clergy.
revivalist one who conducts religious revivals.
roshi (Japanese) a teacher of Zen Buddhism.
rubricator one who rubricates.
rubrician a student or follower of liturgical rubrics.
sacerdotal of or relating to priests or a priesthood.
sacerdotally (Adv.) SACERDOTAL, of or relating to priests or a priesthood.
sacrist a Church official in charge of vessels and the sacristy.
sacristan a Church official in charge of vessels and the sacristy.
saddhu (Sanskrit) an ascetic Indian holy man.
sadhu (Sanskrit) an ascetic Indian holy man.
saint a person of exceptional holiness (verb) to declare to be a saint
saintdom the state or character of a saint.
saintess a female saint.
sainthood the state of being a saint.
saintish somewhat saintlike.
saintism the character or quality of saints; also, a hypocritical pretense of holiness.
saintlike like a saint.
saintlily (Adv.) SAINTLY, like a saint.
saintliness the state of being saintly.
saintling a little saint.
saintly like a saint.
saintship the character or qualities of a saint.
salvationist a soldier or officer of the salvation Army.
sandek (Hebrew) a man who holds a baby being circumcised.
sannyasi (Hindi) a Hindu ascetic or hermit who lives by begging.
sannyasin (Hindi) a Hindu ascetic or hermit who lives by begging.
sant (Hindi) in Sikhism, a devout person, a saint.
santera (Spanish) a priestess of santeria, a Caribbean religion.
santero (Spanish) a priest of santeria, a Caribbean religion.
santon (Spanish) an Eastern dervish or saint.
sanyasi (Hindi) a Hindu ascetic or hermit who lives by begging.
satanist one who worships the Devil.
saunt (Scots) a saint; (verb) to sanctify.
sceuophylax a sacristan.
schatchen (Hebrew) a matchmaker.
scribism the character and opinions of a Jewish scribe in the time of Christ.
seminarian a member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary.
seminarist a member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary.
semitist a Semitic scholar.
sermoneer a preacher; a sermonizer.
sermoner a preacher; a sermonizer.
sermonise to deliver or compose a sermon.
sermonize to deliver or compose a sermon.
sexton a church caretaker or bellringer.
sextoness a female sexton; a sexton's wife.
sextonship the office of a sexton.
shadchan (Hebrew) a matchmaker.
shadkhan (Hebrew) a matchmaker.
shaman (Russian) a doctor-priest or medicine man working by magic, esp a priest of Asian Shamanism.
shamanic pertaining to a shaman, a doctor-priest or medicine man working by magic.
shamanist an adherent of Shamanism.
shammas (Yiddish) the sexton in a synagogue; the candle used to light the other 8 candles of a Chanukah menorah.
shammash (Yiddish) the sexton in a synagogue; the candle used to light the other 8 candles of a Chanukah menorah.
shammes (Yiddish) the sexton in a synagogue; the candle used to light the other 8 candles of a Chanukah menorah.
shammos (Hebrew) the sexton in a synagogue; the candle used to light the other 8 candles of a Chanukah menorah.
shamos (Yiddish) the sexton in a synagogue; the candle used to light the other 8 candles of a Chanukah menorah.
shochet (Hebrew) a slaughterer who slaughters in the kosher manner.
shriver one who shrives; a confessor.
sidesman a person elected as an assistant to the churchwardens of a parish or church.
silentiary a person maintaining or bound to silence.
sim (Short for) simulation or for Simeonite, an evangelical follower of Charles Simeon.
simoniac one who practices simony, the buying or selling of a church office or ecclesiastical preferment.
simoniacal of or pertaining to simony.
simoniacally (Adv.) SIMONIACAL, of or pertaining to simony.
simonious (Obs.) of or pertaining to simony.
simonist one who practices simony, the buying or selling of a church office or ecclesiastical preferment.
simony the buying or selling of a church office or ecclesiastical preferment.
softa (Turkish) a Muslim student or practitioner of sacred law and theology.
sopheric (Hebrew) relating to the sopherim, Jewish scribes.
sopherim (Hebrew) the scribes, the expounders of Jewish oral law.
souper in Ireland, a person who dispenses soup as a means of proselytising; one who has been converted in this way.
squarson a clergyman who is also a squire or landowner in his parish.
starets (Russian) an Eastern Orthodox spiritual advisor.
staretz (Russian) an Eastern Orthodox spiritual advisor.
stigmatist one believed to be supernaturally impressed with the marks of Christ's wounds.
stylite (Greek) one of a class of ascetics who lived on the tops of pillars in ancient times.
stylitic of or like a stylite, one of a class of ascetics who lived on the tops of pillars in ancient times.
stylitism the practice of being a stylite.
subabbot one down from an abbot.
subcantor a subordinate cantor, a singer; esp the leader of a church choir.
subcardinal a subordinate cardinal.
subchanter a precentor's deputy; an officer or lay member of a cathedral who assists in chanting the litany.
subdeacon a minister of an order next below that of deacon.
subdeaconate the office of subdeacon.
subdeaconry the office of subdeacon.
subdean an under dean; the deputy or substitute of a dean.
subdecanal of or pertaining to a subdean or subdeanery.
subdiaconal relating to a subdeacon.
subdiaconate the office of subdeacon.
subprimate one ranked below a primate.
subprior the vicegerent of a prior; a claustral officer who assists the prior.
subprioress an assistant prioress.
subvicar an assistant vicar.
suffragan an assistant bishop; any bishop in relation to his metropolitan.
suffraganship the office a suffragan.
superioress the head of a nunnery.
superiorship the office of superior.
swami (Hindi) a Hindu mystic.
swamy (Hindi) a Hindu mystic.
synedrial of or like a synedrium, an ancient rabbinical council of 70 sages, the highest court of ancient Jerusalem.
synedrion an ancient rabbinical council of 70 sages, the highest court of ancient Jerusalem.
synedrium an ancient rabbinical council of 70 sages, the highest court of ancient Jerusalem.
synodsman a member of a synod, an ecclesiastical assembly or council.
synoptist one of the writers of the Synoptic Gospels.
synoptistic of or like a synoptist, one of the writers of the Synoptic Gospels.
taperer one who bears a taper during a religious procession.
theogonist a writer on theogony.
theolog a theologian.
theologer a theologian.
theologian a specialist in theology.
theologist a theologian.
theologue a theologian.
tohunga (Maori) a priest, a wise man with healing powers.
tractarian a writer of tracts.
tractator a writer of tracts.
tsaddik (Hebrew) in Judaism, a Hasidic leader, or person of extraordinary piety.
tsaddiq (Hebrew) in Judaism, a Hasidic leader, or person of extraordinary piety.
tsadik (Hebrew) in Judaism, a Hasidic leader, or person of extraordinary piety.
tzaddik (Hebrew) in Judaism, a Hasidic leader, or person of extraordinary piety.
tzaddiq (Hebrew) in Judaism, a Hasidic leader, or person of extraordinary piety.
tzadik (Hebrew) in Judaism, a Hasidic leader, or person of extraordinary piety.
ulama (Arabic) the body of professional theologians, expounders of the law, in a Muslim country.
ulema (Arabic) the body of professional theologians, expounders of the law, in a Muslim country.
unapostolic not apostolical.
unapostolical not apostolical.
unapostolically (Adv.) UNAPOSTOLICAL, not apostolical.
unmiter to deprive of a miter; to depose or degrade from the rank of a bishop.
unmitre to deprive of a mitre; to depose or degrade from the rank of a bishop.
unpriestly not like a priest.
vartabed (Armenian) a member of an Armenian order of clergy.
verger a church usher and attendant.
vergership the office of verger.
vestal (Lat.) one of the Roman patrician virgins consecrated to Vesta, goddess of the hearth (adj.) relating to a vestal
vestally (Adv.) VESTAL, like a vestal.
vestryman a member of a vestry.
vesturer a person responsible for care of clerical vestments and for other church duties.
vicar a church official.
vicarate the office or authority of a vicar.
vicaress a female vicar.
vicarial of or pertaining to a vicar or vicars.
vicariate the office or authority of a vicar.
vicarly like a vicar.
vicarship the office or dignity of a vicar.
vicary (Obs.) a vicarship.
vidame in French feudal jurisprudence, the deputy of a bishop in temporal affairs; a minor noble.
virger (Obs.) a verger (still the accepted spelling at St Paul's).
votaress a female votary.
votarist one who has taken a vow, esp religious.
votary one who has taken a vow, esp religious.
votress a female votary.
vowess (Hist.) a woman who has taken a vow; a nun.
zaddick (Hebrew) in Judaism, a Hasidic leader, or person of extraordinary piety.
zaddik (Hebrew) in Judaism, a Hasidic leader, or person of extraordinary piety.
zelator (Lat.) a nun whose duty is to keep watch on the behaviour of younger nuns in the convent.
zelatrice (Lat.) a nun whose duty is to keep watch on the behaviour of younger nuns in the convent.
zelatrix (Lat.) a nun whose duty is to keep watch on the behaviour of younger nuns in the convent.
zymite a priest using leavened bread during communion.