Prophet

Definition of Prophet

Proph´et
n.1.
1.One who prophesies, or foretells events; a predicter; a foreteller.
2.One inspired or instructed by God to speak in his name, or announce future events, as, Moses, Elijah, etc.
3.An interpreter; a spokesman.
4.(Zool.) A mantis.
School of the prophets
(Anc. Jewish Hist.) a school or college in which young men were educated and trained for public teachers or members of the prophetic order. These students were called sons of the prophets.

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