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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French sacerdotal, from Latin sacerdōtālis (priestly).

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sacerdotal (comparative more sacerdotal, superlative most sacerdotal)

  1. (religion) Of or relating to priests or a high religious order; priestly.
    • 1711: Sacerdotal Powers by Roger Laurence
      ...and so neither is the Silence of the Reformed, and of the Church of England in relation to the Rebaptization of Persons Baptiz'd by Midwives and Laymen, any Argument against their receiving Sacerdotal Baptism; so long as that is the only Baptism which Christ Instituted, and which by his Law every one is bound to receive, who has not yet received it.
    • 1864: Fitz-Hugh Ludlow in The Atlantic
      ...some of the figures are costumed in the style of religious art, with flowing sacerdotal garments.
    • 1886, Henry James, The Bostonians.
      Verena's initial appearance in Boston, as he called her performance at Miss Birdseye's, had been a great success; and this reflection added, as I say, to his habitually sacerdotal expression. He looked like the priest of a religion that was passing through the stage of miracles; he carried his responsibility in the general elongation of his person, of his gestures (his hands were now always in the air, as if he were being photographed in postures), of his words and sentences, as well as in his smile, as noiseless as a patent hinge, and in the folds of his eternal waterproof.
    • 2008:
      They are: - that sacerdotal politics is isomorphic with the idealist precepts which are sine qua non for systems sustainability; that systems sustainability is a function of sacerdotal behaviour; and that systems sustainability is a function of leadership quality.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sacerdotalis.

AdjectiveEdit

sacerdotal (feminine singular sacerdotale, masculine plural sacerdotaux, feminine plural sacerdotales)

  1. priestly

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sacerdotalis.

AdjectiveEdit

sacerdotal m, f (plural sacerdotais, comparable)

  1. (religion) sacerdotal (relating to priests or a high religious order)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sacerdōtālis (priestly), from sacerdōs (priest)

AdjectiveEdit

sacerdotal (plural sacerdotales)

  1. sacerdotal

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