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Definition of "sacerdotalism" [sac•er•do•tal•ism]

  • The belief that priests act as mediators between God and humans. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sacerdotalism" in a sentence
  • "We properly apply the term sacerdotalism to any system the spirit of which seeks to place a human being in any intermediate character between God and man."
  • "Page 166 when the notion of sacerdotalism is scattered from before his clouded vision, when transmitted ethnic fetichism is eradicated from his religion, and the virility of his nature, bared of empty forms of righteousness, is breathed upon by the spirit of God himself."
  • "Christ, a stranger to all religious practices, and breathing defiance against "sacerdotalism" and "theocracy"."