priest-ridden

adjective
priest-rid·​den | \ ˈprēst-ˌri-dᵊn How to pronounce priest-ridden (audio) \

Definition of priest-ridden

: controlled or oppressed by priests

First Known Use of priest-ridden

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Priest-ridden.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/priest-ridden. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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