pastoral, bishopric, sacerdotal, canon, the Archbishop of Canterbury, clerkly, hieratic, archbishopric, bishop, cardinal, archbishop, abbess, archdeacon, hieratical, priestlike, abbot.
And, possibly, written messages from one priestly
scribe to another.
It was a priestly
face, saw Monsignor, with all the power and searchingness of one who can deal with living souls; but the face of a fallen priest.
There is historically a marked difference, the doctor went on, between the decline and fall of the systems of royal and priestly
power and the passing of the rule of the rich.