Chief Priest or chief priest


#1

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

Should chief priest be capitalised?

Thanks


#2

I do not think so…


#3

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.


#4

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.


#5

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.


#6

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


#7

No, I don’t., Torsten.


#8

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.