pharisaism

noun
phar·​i·​sa·​ism | \ ˈfer-ə-(ˌ)sā-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce pharisaism (audio) , ˈfa-rə- \

Definition of pharisaism

1 capitalized : the doctrines or practices of the Pharisees
2 often capitalized : pharisaical character, spirit, or attitude : hypocrisy

First Known Use of pharisaism

circa 1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pharisaism

New Latin pharisaismus, from Greek pharisaios

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The first known use of pharisaism was circa 1573

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Cite this Entry

“Pharisaism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharisaism. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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