priest-rid·​den ˈprēst-ˌri-dᵊn How to pronounce priest-ridden (audio)
: controlled or oppressed by priests

Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of priest-ridden was in 1653

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Cite this Entry

“Priest-ridden.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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