pharisaism

noun
phar·​i·​sa·​ism | \ˈfer-ə-(ˌ)sā-ˌi-zəm, 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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