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sacerdotal

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adjective sac·er·do·tal \ˌsa-sər-ˈdō-təl, ˌsa-kər-\

Definition of sacerdotal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to priests or a priesthood :  priestly <sacerdotal robes> <sacerdotal authority>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or suggesting sacerdotalism

sac·er·do·tal·ly play \-təl-ē\ adverb


Examples of sacerdotal

  1. <sacerdotal garments such as a cassock and miter>



Origin of sacerdotal

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin sacerdotalis, from sacerdot-, sacerdos priest, from sacer sacred + -dot-, -dos (akin to facere to make) — more at sacred, do


First Known Use: 15th century

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