Definition of


  1. (adj, pert) associated with the priesthood or priests
    hieratic gestures
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to a belief in sacerdotalism

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Synonyms of Sacerdotal

hieratic, hieratical, priestly

Alternate forms of Sacerdotal

Derivations: sacerdotalism

Origin of the word Sacerdotal

  1. c.1400, from O.Fr. sacerdotal, from L. sacerdotalis "of or pertaining to a priest," from sacerdos (gen. sacerdotis) "priest," lit. "offerer of sacrifices," from sacer "holy" + stem of dare "to give" (see date (1)). more

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