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Pharisaism

[ far-uh-sey-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈfær ə seɪˌɪz əm /
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noun
the principles and practices of the Pharisees.
(lowercase) rigid observance of external forms of religion or conduct without genuine piety; hypocrisy.
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Also Phar·i·see·ism [far-uh-see-iz-uhm]. /ˈfær ə siˌɪz əm/.

Origin of Pharisaism

From the New Latin word Pharisaismus, dating back to 1595–1605. See Pharisaic, -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Pharisaism

Phar·i·sa·ist, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Pharisaism

Pharisaism

Phariseeism (ˈfærɪsiːˌɪzəm)

/ (ˈfærɪseɪˌɪzəm) /

noun
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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