Chief Priest or chief priest


He has now been formally appointed as the chief priest of ABC Temple.

Should chief priest be capitalised?



I do not think so…


Sorry. I referred to the topic " I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to Mr X, who is appointed Director" My previous answer is/was not correct. The correct answer is " Yes, Chief Priest should be capitalized.


Are you sure that ‘chief priest’ is the correct term? As far as I can tell it should be ‘high priest’. So, I would suggest He has now been formally appointed High Priest of Temple.


To me, capitalization is desirable because of the definite article. So it should be the Chief Priest.
If it had been a non-definite article, it could have been a chief priest.


@Anglophile Do you see a difference between the terms ‘chief priest’ and ‘high priest’?


No, I don’t., Torsten.


In Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, a chief priest is the head of a particular temple. The head of the priests is the High Priest, who is stationed at the Head Temple in Japan.