2. Priests, taken collectively; the order of men set apart for sacred offices; the order of priests.
(Priest"ing), n. The office of a priest. [Obs.] Milton.
(Priest"ism) n. The influence, doctrines, principles, etc., of priests or the priesthood. [R.]
(Priest"less), a. Without a priest. Pope.
(Priest"like`) a. Priestly. B. Jonson.
(Priest"li*ness) n. The quality or state of being priestly. R. Browning.
(Priest"ly), a. Of or pertaining to a priest or the priesthood; sacerdotal; befitting or becoming a
priest; as, the priestly office; a priestly farewell. Shak.
(Priest"-rid`den) a. Controlled or oppressed by priests; as, a priest-ridden people. Swift.
(Prieve) v. t. To prove. [Obs. or Scot.]
(Prig) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Prigged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prigging ] [A modification of prick.] To haggle
about the price of a commodity; to bargain hard. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Prig), v. t.
1. To cheapen. [Scot.]
2. [Perhaps orig., to ride off with. See Prick, v. t.] To filch or steal; as, to prig a handkerchief. [Cant]
1. A pert, conceited, pragmatical fellow.
The queer prig of a doctor.Macaulay.
2. A thief; a filcher. [Cant] Shak.
(Prig"ger*y) n. Priggism.