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Purohita

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Purohita,[purah+pp.of dhā,ch.Vedic purohita 1.placed in front,i.e.foremost or at the top,in phrase devā Inda-purohitā the gods with Inda at their head J.VI,127 (=Indaṁ pure-cārikaṁ katvā C.).-- 2.the king’s headpriest (brahmanic),or domestic chaplain,acting at the same time as a sort of Prime Minister D.I,138; J.I,210; V,127 (his wife as brāhmaṇī); Pug.56 (brāhmaṇa p.); Miln.241,343 (dhamma-nagare p.); PvA.74.(Page 470)

see also: Buddhaghoṣa

Source

http://www.palidictionary.appspot.com/browse/p/purohita