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Definition of Druid

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Celtic priest of ancient Gaul and Britain
Druid Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
One of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the Celtic race, especially among the Gauls and Britons.
  
(n.)
A member of a social and benevolent order, founded in London in 1781, and professedly based on the traditions of the ancient Druids. Lodges or groves of the society are established in other countries.
  
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druid
\dru"id\ (?), n. [l. druides; of celtic origin; cf. ir. & gael. draoi, druidh, magician, druid, w. derwydd druid.]
1. one of an order of priests which in ancient times existed among certain branches of the celtic race, especially among the gauls and britons.
note: the druids superintended the affairs of religion and morality, and exercised judicial functions. they practiced divination and magic, and sacrificed human victims as a part of their worship. they consisted of three classes; the bards, the vates or prophets, and the druids proper, or priests. their most sacred rites were performed in the depths of oak forests or of caves.
2. a member of a social and benevolent order, founded in london in 1781, and professedly based on the traditions of the ancient druids. lodges or groves of the society are established in other countries.
druid
stones, a name given, in the south of england, to weatherworn, rough pillars of gray sandstone scattered over the chalk downs, but in other countries generally in the form of circles, or in detached pillars.


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
draoi m.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Derwydd = n. a druid
Dryw = n. a druid; a wren
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland
(hypernym) priest, non-Christian priest
Druid Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Denbighshire
Post Code: LL21
Druid Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A Druid (; ) was a member of the educated, professional class among the Celtic peoples of Gaul, Britain, Ireland, and possibly elsewhere during the Iron Age. The Druid class included law-speakers, poets and doctors, among other learned professions, although the best known among the Druids were the religious leaders.

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