sacerdotal









sacerdotal


adjective

  1. of priests; priestly.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of priests

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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