Sadducee

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noun Sad·du·cee \ˈsa-jə-ˌsē, ˈsa-dyə-\

Definition of Sadducee

  1. :  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 (as resurrection, retribution in a future life, and the existence of angels)

Sadduceeism

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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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