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Pharisaism

[far-uh-sey-iz-uh m] /ˈfær ə seɪˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the principles and practices of the Pharisees.
2.
(lowercase) rigid observance of external forms of religion or conduct without genuine piety; hypocrisy.
Also, Phariseeism
[far-uh-see-iz-uh m] /ˈfær ə siˌɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Neo-Latin Pharisaismus. See Pharisaic, -ism
Related forms
Pharisaist, adjective
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Pharisaism

/ˈfærɪseɪˌɪzəm/
noun
1.
(Judaism) the tenets and customs of the Pharisees
2.
(often not capital) observance of the external forms of religion without genuine belief; hypocrisy
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