sacerdotal[sas′ər dōt′'l; occas. sak′-]
sacerdotal definition by Webster's New World
- of priests or the office of priest; priestly
- characterized by belief in the divine authority of the priesthood
Origin: Middle English sacerdotale ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin sacerdotalis ; from sacerdos, priest ; from sacer, sacred plush -dos ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhe-, to do
- sacerdotally adverb
sacerdotal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly.
- Of or relating to sacerdotalism.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sacerdōtālis, from sacerdōs, sacerdōt-, priest; see sak- in Indo-European roots.
- sacˌer·doˈtal·ly adverb