sacerdotal


sac·er·do·tal

adjective \ˌsa-sər-ˈdō-təl, ˌsa-kər-\

Definition of SACERDOTAL

1
:  of or relating to priests or a priesthood :  priestly <sacerdotal robes> <sacerdotal authority>
2
:  of, relating to, or suggesting sacerdotalism
sac·er·do·tal·ly \-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

Other Christian Religious Terms

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Rhymes with SACERDOTAL

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