sacerdotalism

noun sac·er·do·tal·ism \ ˌsa-sər-ˈdō-tə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of sacerdotalism

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

sacerdotalist

play \ˌsa-sər-ˈdō-tə-list\ noun

First Known Use of sacerdotalism

1856

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