Definition of Aaronic in English:



  • 1Relating to the biblical priest Aaron.

    • ‘The revolt was successful, with the altar reconsecrated and worship restored under a high priest of undoubted Aaronic descent.’
    • ‘Most are familiar with the beginning of the Aaronic blessing; "May the Lord bless you and keep you" (Numbers 6:24).’
    • ‘Still we kept on, and our boys went through scouts, and the first two passed twelve years of age and held the Aaronic Priesthood.’
    • ‘At the same time Dan had begun receiving instructions in preparation to receive the Mormon version of the Aaronic (Levitical) priesthood.’
    • ‘In this and the next verse, the apostle specifies some of the respects in which our High Priest is superior to the priests of the Aaronic order.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to or characteristic of a high priest.
      ‘the Aaronic priesthood’
      • ‘I saw several men of the highest eminence sporting beards Aaronic.’
      clerical, pastoral, priestlike, canonical, ecclesiastical
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Mid 17th century: from Aaron + -ic.