Definition of archpriest:
clergy (part of speech: noun)
- "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
- "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
He said that nothing more disastrous to these could have happened than that the Pope should condemn the oath, and thereby the original relation of obedience which bound them to their sovereign; for he was requiring them to repudiate this obedience and to abjure again the oath which had already been taken by many, after the example of the archpriest.- "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.