[ li-vit-i-kuh l ]
/ lɪˈvɪt ɪ kəl /


of or relating to the Levites.
of or relating to Leviticus or the law (Levitical law) contained in Leviticus.

Origin of Levitical

1525–35; < Late Latin Lēvitic(us) (see Leviticus) + -al1

Related forms

Le·vit·i·cal·ly, adverb
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/ (lɪˈvɪtɪkəl) /


of or relating to the Levites
of or relating to the book of Leviticus containing moral precepts and many of the laws concerning the Temple ritual and construction

Derived Forms

Levitically, adverb
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