anti-priesthood

priesthood

[preest-hood]
noun
1.
the condition or office of a priest.
2.
priests collectively.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English presthed(e), presthod(e), Old English prēosthād. See priest, -hood

antipriesthood, adjective
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priesthood (ˈpriːstˌhʊd)
 
n
1.  the state, order, or office of a priest
2.  priests collectively

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priesthood
O.E. preosthad; see priest + -hood. Priestcraft originally was "the business of being a priest" (late 15c.); after rise of Protestantism and the Enlightenment, it acquired a pejorative sense of "arts of ambitious priests for temporal power and social control" (1680s).
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