pharisaist

Pharisaism

[far-uh-sey-iz-uhm]
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-uhm] .


Origin:
1595–1605; < Neo-Latin Pharisaismus. See Pharisaic, -ism

Pharisaist, adjective
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Pharisaism or Phariseeism (ˈfærɪseɪˌɪzəm, ˈfærɪsiːˌɪzəm)
 
n
1.  Judaism the tenets and customs of the Pharisees
2.  (often not capital) observance of the external forms of religion without genuine belief; hypocrisy
 
Phariseeism or Phariseeism
 
n

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