sacerdotalism

noun
sac·​er·​do·​tal·​ism | \ ˌsa-sər-ˈdō-tə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce sacerdotalism (audio) \

Definition of sacerdotalism

: religious belief emphasizing the powers of priests as essential mediators between God and humankind

Other Words from sacerdotalism

sacerdotalist \ ˌsa-​sər-​ˈdō-​tə-​list How to pronounce sacerdotalism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of sacerdotalism

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Sacerdotalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacerdotalism. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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