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British Dictionary definitions for priest-ridden

priest-ridden

adjective
  1. dominated or governed by or excessively under the influence of priests
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Historical Examples

  • So of the weeds of worship which spring up in the priest-ridden mind.

    The Limits Of Atheism

    George Jacob Holyoake

  • She lived, this woman, in a priest-ridden land, but she had no love for the Church.

    If I May

    A. A. Milne

  • Surely not the poor people who have been priest-ridden all these years.

    The Demands of Rome

    Elizabeth Schoffen

  • No doubt they were sneered at and called "old-fashioned," "priest-ridden," &c.

  • He is priest-ridden, priest-taught, and fit to be nothing but a priest.

    Rung Ho!

    Talbot Mundy