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sacerdotalism

noun sac·er·do·tal·ism \-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of SACERDOTALISM

:  religious belief emphasizing the powers of priests as essential mediators between God and humankind
sac·er·do·tal·ist \-təl-ist\ noun

First Known Use of SACERDOTALISM

1856

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