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Meaning of SACERDOTAL

Pronunciation:  `saku'dowtul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  associated with the priesthood or priests; "priestly (or sacerdotal) vestments"; "hieratic gestures"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to a belief in sacerdotalism; "sacerdotal emphasis on the authority of priests"
 

SACERDOTAL is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: hieratic, hieratical, priestly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sac`er*do"tal\, a. [L. sacerdotalis, fr. sacerdos,
-otis, a priest, fr. sacer holy, sacred: cf. F. sacerdotal.]
Of or pertaining to priests, or to the order of priests;
relating to the priesthood; priesty; as, sacerdotal dignity;
sacerdotal functions.

      The ascendency of the sacerdotal order was long the
      ascendency which naturally and properly belongs to
      intellectual superiority.                --Macaulay.

 

 

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