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[li-vit-i-kuh l] /lɪˈvɪt ɪ kəl/
of or relating to the Levites.
of or relating to Leviticus or the law (Levitical law) contained in Leviticus.
Origin of Levitical
1525-35; < Late Latin Lēvitic(us) (see Leviticus) + -al1
Related forms
Levitically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Levitical
Historical Examples
  • This variety of manner in the payment of vows, was suited to the circumstances of the Church under the Levitical institutes.

  • Even in the Levitical law sanction is given to human sacrifice.

    Bible Studies Joseph M. Wheeler
  • It was in the end of the world; that is, at the conclusion of the Levitical dispensation.

  • Coleridge has somewhere said that the Levitical economy is an enigma yet to be solved.

  • Levitical Degrees, relationships that preclude marriage, so called as presumably fixed by the Levitical priesthood of the Jews.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Such was the intention, and such the results of Levitical servitude.

    The Slavery Question John Lawrence
  • The book contains no allusion whatever to the Levitical law, nor to any of the religious rites and ceremonies of the Jews.

    Who Wrote the Bible? Washington Gladden
  • I may mention, however, the pomegranates in the Levitical robe as an instance.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • The Levitical Law was not imposed upon them because they were not circumcised.

  • Under the Levitical service, the sprinkling of blood was the symbol of purification.

    Bible Emblems Edward E. Seelye
British Dictionary definitions for Levitical


of or relating to the Levites
of or relating to the book of Leviticus containing moral precepts and many of the laws concerning the Temple ritual and construction
Derived Forms
Levitically, adverb
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