Celebrant



a participant in any celebration.
the officiating priest in the celebration of the Eucharist.
a participant in a public religious rite.
Historical Examples

noun
a person participating in a religious ceremony
(Christianity) an officiating priest, esp at the Eucharist
n.

1731, from French célébrant “officiating clergyman” or directly from Latin celebrantem (nominative celebrans), present participle of celebrare (see celebrate).

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