Definition of priestdom in US English:

priestdom

noun

  • 1The office of priest; the priesthood. rare.

  • 2The rule or dominion of priests; clerical power.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in William Tyndale (c1494–1536), translator of the Bible and religious reformer. From priest + -dom.

Pronunciation

priestdom

/ˈpriːstdəm/