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sacerdotal

[sas-er-doht-l] /ˌsæs ərˈdoʊt l/
adjective
1.
of priests; priestly.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin sacerdōtālis, equivalent to sacerdōt- (stem of sacerdōs) priest + -ālis -al1
Related forms
sacerdotally, adverb
nonsacerdotal, adjective
nonsacerdotally, adverb
supersacerdotal, adjective
supersacerdotally, adverb
unsacerdotal, adjective
unsacerdotally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un sacerdotal

sacerdotal

/ˌsæsəˈdəʊtəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of priests
Derived Forms
sacerdotally, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin sacerdōtālis, from sacerdōs priest, from sacer sacred
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Word Origin and History for un sacerdotal
sacerdotal
c.1400, from O.Fr. sacerdotal, from L. sacerdotalis "of or pertaining to a priest," from sacerdos (gen. sacerdotis) "priest," lit. "offerer of sacrifices," from sacer "holy" + stem of dare "to give" (see date (1)).
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