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SACERDOTAL

 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]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a belief in sacerdotalism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

sacerdotal emphasis on the authority of priests

Pertainym:

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


Sense 2sacerdotal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Associated with the priesthood or priests

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

hieratic; hieratical; priestly; sacerdotal

Context examples:

priestly (or sacerdotal) vestments / hieratic gestures

Pertainym:

priesthood (the body of ordained religious practitioners)


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