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Definition: God's authority and power given to men on earth to act in his name and perform ordinances. Divided into two priesthoods: the Melchizedek (higher priesthood); the Aaronic Priesthood (lesser priesthood).

Example: Baptism is performed by a worthy priesthood holder.

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"There are, in the church, two priesthoods, namely, the Melchizedek and Aaronic, including the Levitical Priesthood."

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