Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Managed or governed by priests; entirely swayed by priests.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Controlled or oppressed by priests.

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  • adjective dominated or plagued by priests.

Etymologies

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priest +‎ -ridden

Examples

  • History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: April 9, 2010

  • I believe it to be true, as some say, that we are now as much law-ridden as we were priest-ridden some ages ago.

    Letter 413

  • History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.

    Think Progress » Focus on the Family to air a second ad during Super Bowl pre-game.

  • Here the American comic atheist rises up: unencumbered, disenthralled, in rude existential health, not huddled palely in some priest-ridden twilight but soaking up the UV of reality.

    An Atheist Walks Into a Bar …

  • Here the American comic atheist rises up: unencumbered, disenthralled, in rude existential health, not huddled palely in some priest-ridden twilight but soaking up the UV of reality.

    An Atheist Walks Into a Bar …

  • They were as puritanical, censorious, and hypocritical as any priest-ridden Third Worlders could be, and in private -- because Buddy said he knew their most intimate thoughts -- every last one of them was racist.

    Beard

  • Here the American comic atheist rises up: unencumbered, disenthralled, in rude existential health, not huddled palely in some priest-ridden twilight but soaking up the UV of reality.

    An Atheist Walks Into a Bar …

  • Here the American comic atheist rises up: unencumbered, disenthralled, in rude existential health, not huddled palely in some priest-ridden twilight but soaking up the UV of reality.

    An Atheist Walks Into a Bar …

  • Thomas Jefferson wrote, “History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.”

    Romney's Mormon Speech: The Highlights

  • This latter may be because the books are first-person narrated by Uhtred, who as a brash young warrior despises Alfred as a priest-ridden wimp, and I always want to see more than one point of view.

    Bernard Cornwell, "Bookclub", Radio 4 on Sunday 1 February

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