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

Definition of pharisaism

  1. 1 capitalized :  the doctrines or practices of the Pharisees

  2. 2 often capitalized :  pharisaical character, spirit, or attitude :  hypocrisy

Origin and Etymology of pharisaism

New Latin pharisaismus, from Greek pharisaios

First Known Use: 1583

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