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pharisaism

noun phar·i·sa·ism \ˈfa-rə-(ˌ)sā-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of PHARISAISM

1
capitalized :  the doctrines or practices of the Pharisees
2
often capitalized :  pharisaical character, spirit, or attitude :  hypocrisy

Origin of PHARISAISM

New Latin pharisaismus, from Greek pharisaios
First Known Use: 1583

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