Pronunciation: (prof'i-tis), [key]
1. a woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.
2. a woman who foretells future events.
3. a woman who is aspokesperson of some doctrine, cause, or movement.
4. the wife or female companion of a prophet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.