What does the word priesthood mean?

Usage examples for priesthood

  1. Therein is a dreaming prophet who doeth naught, and a drowsy priesthood about him. – The Gods of Pegana by Lord Dunsany [Edward J. M. D. Plunkett]
  2. She saw how I had become unsettled in many- many of my former views- and she was nervous lest this should lead me to- to- To throw up the priesthood, the doctor interposed upon his hesitation. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic