pharisaic

adjective
phar·​i·​sa·​ic | \ ˌfer-ə-ˈsā-ik How to pronounce pharisaic (audio) , ˌfa-rə- \

Definition of pharisaic

2 capitalized : of or relating to the Pharisees

First Known Use of pharisaic

circa 1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pharisaic

Late Latin pharisaicus, from Late Greek pharisaikos, from Greek pharisaios Pharisee

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“Pharisaic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharisaic. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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