Definitions

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  • n. the priesthood
  • n. a priestly office or character

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sacerdotal system; priestly character or order.

Etymologies

From Latin sacerdotium ("the priesthood"), from sacerdos ("a priest"), from sacer ("sacred, holy"). (Wiktionary)

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