- the principles and practices of the Pharisees.
- (lowercase) rigid observance of external forms of religion or conduct without genuine piety; hypocrisy.
Also Phar·i·see·ism [far-uh-see-iz-uh m] /ˈfær ə siˌɪz əm/.
Origin of Pharisaism
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Examples from the Web for phariseeism
We note thirdly the effect in destroying the roots of Phariseeism.Reconstruction in Philosophy
He believed in humanity, and he was incapable of Phariseeism.Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian?
John B. Remsburg
Emancipation not Phariseeism Emancipation is the reverse of Phariseeism.Menticulture
This road of comparison leads to phariseeism unless we watch carefully against a despicable by-path.The Bible and Life
Edwin Holt Hughes
The Phariseeism in which he was born and bred, and which he could no more outlive than he could outlive his body asserted itself.The Prince of India, Volume I
- Judaism the tenets and customs of the Pharisees
- (often not capital) observance of the external forms of religion without genuine belief; hypocrisy
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