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[li-vit-i-kuh l]
  1. of or relating to the Levites.
  2. of or relating to Leviticus or the law (Levitical law) contained in Leviticus.
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Origin of Levitical

1525–35; < Late Latin Lēvitic(us) (see Leviticus) + -al1
Related formsLe·vit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for levitical

Historical Examples

  • These unions were all in contravention of the Levitical law.


    William Graham Sumner

  • Under the Patriarchal, Levitical, and Christian dispensations, she is one.

  • This Flame of the Presence was the beating heart of the Levitical order.

  • Lastly, Paul argues from the Levitical usage to the Christian.

  • A dominion which every article in the Levitical law enlarged and strengthened.

British Dictionary definitions for levitical



  1. of or relating to the Levites
  2. of or relating to the book of Leviticus containing moral precepts and many of the laws concerning the Temple ritual and construction
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Derived FormsLevitically, adverb
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