sacerdotal

[ sas-er-doht-l ]
/ ˌsæs ərˈdoʊt l /

adjective

of priests; priestly.

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 Formssacerdotally, adverb

Word Origin for sacerdotal

C14: from Latin sacerdōtālis, from sacerdōs priest, from sacer sacred
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Word Origin and History for sacerdotal

sacerdotal


adj.

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)).

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