High Priest

The term "high priest" (or, less frequently, high priestess) usually refers either to an individual who holds the office of ruler-priest, or to one who is the head of a religious caste.

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    I laugh at the lore and pride of man
    At the sophist schools, and the learned clan;
    For what are they all, in their high conceit,
    When man in the bush with God may meet?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    This is the priest all shaven and shorn
    That married the man all tattered and torn
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