Zadokite

1 of 2

noun

Za·​dok·​ite
ˈzādəˌkīt
plural -s
1
: a Zadokite priest
2
: a member of the Zadokite sect

Zadokite

2 of 2

adjective

"
1
: of or relating to Zadok or a line of priests of the highest rank descended from him
the Zadokite priesthood
2
: of, relating to, or constituting a Jewish rigorist sect seceding from Orthodox Judaism and settling in Damascus in the second century b.c.

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Zadok, high priest of Israel during the reign of King David + English -ite

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Zadokite

Cite this Entry

“Zadokite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zadokite. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!