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priest-ridden

adjective

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


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In both instances, it is not too much to say that they all were "priest-ridden" in the fullest meaning of the term.

Some one has said that our Neolithic ancestors, especially the megalith-builders, were priest-ridden.

Ireland had become a land of peasants, blankly ignorant and helplessly priest-ridden.

I know of no nation of old that was priest-ridden which did not fall under the swords of those who did not care for hierarchs.

These people, whom we call priest-ridden, are the only Britons who will not be squire-ridden.

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