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sacerdotal

[ sas-er-doht-l ]
/ ˌsæs ərˈdoʊt l /
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adjective

of priests; priestly.

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Origin of sacerdotal

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin sacerdōtālis, equivalent to sacerdōt- (stem of sacerdōs) priest + -ālis-al1

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British Dictionary definitions for sacerdotal

sacerdotal
/ (ˌsæsəˈdəʊtəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of priests

Derived forms of sacerdotal

sacerdotally, adverb

Word Origin for sacerdotal

C14: from Latin sacerdōtālis, from sacerdōs priest, from sacer sacred
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