Definition of Sadducee
: a member of a Jewish party of the intertestamental period consisting of a traditional ruling class of priests and rejecting doctrines not in the Law (such as resurrection, retribution in a future life, and the existence of angels)
Sadduceeismplay \-ˌi-zəm\ noun
Origin and Etymology of sadducee
Middle English saducee, from Old English sadduce, from Late Latin sadducaeus, from Greek saddoukaios, from Late Hebrew ṣāddūqi
First Known Use: before 12th century
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