Origin of sacerdotal
Examples from the Web for sacerdotal
His description will be given in full in treating of the sacerdotal uses of shells.Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans|William H. Holmes
The kings were generally warriors, and latterly adopted into the sacerdotal caste.
But this was not the only invitation I then received to enter upon a sacerdotal career.
They flee from the intolerant zealotry of the sacerdotal south to the genial modernism of the latitudinarian north.Painted Windows|Harold Begbie
An Ādhyan is never a priest; he is a being above even such functions as are sacerdotal in the temple.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
British Dictionary definitions for sacerdotal
Word Origin for sacerdotal
Word Origin and History for sacerdotal
c.1400, from Old French sacerdotal and directly from Latin sacerdotalis "of or pertaining to a priest," from sacerdos (genitive sacerdotis) "priest," literally "offerer of sacrifices," from sacer "holy" (see sacred) + stem of dare "to give" (see date (n.1)).