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sacerdotalism

[sas-er-doht-l-iz-uh m] /ˌsæs ərˈdoʊt lˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
the system, spirit, or methods of the priesthood.
2.
Usually Disparaging. priestcraft.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; sacerdotal + -ism
Related forms
sacerdotalist, noun
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