Meaning of Aaronic in English:


Pronunciation /ɛːˈrɒnɪk/


  • 1Relating to the biblical priest Aaron.

    ‘The revolt was successful, with the altar reconsecrated and worship restored under a high priest of undoubted Aaronic descent.’
    • ‘At the same time Dan had begun receiving instructions in preparation to receive the Mormon version of the Aaronic (Levitical) priesthood.’
    • ‘Still we kept on, and our boys went through scouts, and the first two passed twelve years of age and held the Aaronic Priesthood.’
    • ‘In this and the next verse, the apostle specifies some of the respects in which our High Priest is superior to the priests of the Aaronic order.’
    • ‘Most are familiar with the beginning of the Aaronic blessing; "May the Lord bless you and keep you" (Numbers 6:24).’
    1. 1.1Relating to or characteristic of a high priest.
      ‘the Aaronic priesthood’
      • ‘I saw several men of the highest eminence sporting beards Aaronic.’
      clerical, pastoral, priestlike, canonical, ecclesiastical


Mid 17th century from Aaron + -ic.