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Religious office in hot periods abandoned (10)

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I believe the answer is:

priesthood

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Here is my best explanation:

'religious office' is the definition.

'hot periods abandoned' is the wordplay.
'abandoned' indicates anagramming the letters.
'hot'+'periods'='hotperiods'
'hotperiods' anagrammed gives 'PRIESTHOOD'.

'in' is the link.

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