Sadducee

noun
Sad·​du·​cee | \ ˈsa-jə-ˌsē How to pronounce Sadducee (audio) , ˈsa-dyə- \

Definition of Sadducee

: a member of a Jewish party of the intertestamental period consisting of a traditional ruling class of priests and rejecting doctrines not in the Law (such as resurrection, retribution in a future life, and the existence of angels)

Other Words from Sadducee

Sadduceeism \ ˈsa-​jə-​ˌsē-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce Sadduceeism (audio) , ˈsa-​dyə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Sadducee

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sadducee

Middle English saducee, from Old English sadduce, from Late Latin sadducaeus, from Greek saddoukaios, from Late Hebrew ṣāddūqi

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“Sadducee.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sadducee. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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