- a priest and king of Salem. Gen. 14:18.
- the higher order of priests in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Old Testament the priest-king of Salem who blessed Abraham (Genesis 14:18–19) and was taken as a prototype of Christ’s priesthood (Hebrews 7)Douay spelling: Melchisedech
name of a priest-king in the Old Testament, from Hebrew Malki-tzedeq, literally “king of righteousness,” from melekh “king;” second element related to tzadaq “he was righteous,” tzaddiq “just, righteous.”