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sacred order

noun
1.
Roman Catholic Church, major order.
Origin of sacred order
1720-1730
1720-30
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  • “The sacred order of priests has lived, is living, and will live,” replied Mentezufis.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • We are here to initiate you into the mysteries of the sacred order of Hullabalooloo.

    The Half-Back Ralph Henry Barbour
  • You have brought insult upon our sacred order, and have caused bold and impious defiance of our high prerogative.

    A Sicilian Romance Ann Radcliffe
  • It had no temples, and since it had no sacrifices it had no sacred order of priests.

  • In the English war, the first two classes availed not, and then came the turn of the sacred order.

  • This, only we who are admitted to the secret council of the gods themselves—we, the sacred order of priests—can declare.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • The use of such liquor is inconsistent with the sacred order and discipline of the church.

    Select Temperance Tracts American Tract Society
  • Join hands all round, and swear eternal friendship, as brothers of the sacred order of the—of what.

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley
  • The songs in vogue then were principally of the sacred order.

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