sac·​er·​do·​tal·​ism ˌsa-sər-ˈdō-tə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce sacerdotalism (audio)
: religious belief emphasizing the powers of priests as essential mediators between God and humankind
sacerdotalist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sacerdotalism was in 1856

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“Sacerdotalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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