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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sacerdotal mean? 

SACERDOTAL (adjective)
  The adjective SACERDOTAL has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to a belief in sacerdotalism
2. associated with the priesthood or priests

  Familiarity information: SACERDOTAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SACERDOTAL (adjective)

Sense 1sacerdotal [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to a belief in sacerdotalism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

sacerdotal emphasis on the authority of priests


sacerdotalism (a belief that priests can act as mediators between human beings and God)

Sense 2sacerdotal [BACK TO TOP]


Associated with the priesthood or priests

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


hieratic; hieratical; priestly; sacerdotal

Context examples:

priestly (or sacerdotal) vestments / hieratic gestures


priesthood (the body of ordained religious practitioners)

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