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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Definitions for sacerdotal

  1. of priests; priestly.

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Citations for sacerdotal
... she saved enough to buy tall thick sacerdotal candles from an ecclesiastical shop in London. Virginia Woolf, "Miss Pryme," The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf, 1985
In Paris, Josef had stood out, his garb exotic, his black hat sacerdotal, and she had seen that he was handsome, the man who came from the land of her torn childhood, but among the scores of black flaps scuttling on the overpass, she could not distinguish his coat. Anouk Markovits, I Am Forbidden, 2012
Origin of sacerdotal
1350-1400
Sacerdotal stems from the Latin sacerdōs meaning "priest." It entered English in the mid-1300s.