IPA: sɑtʃˈɛrdˈoʊtʌɫ


  • (religion) Of or relating to priests or a high religious order; priestly.

Examples of "sacerdotal" in Sentences

  • It was a poetical and sacerdotal expression.
  • Priests were gathered at the sacerdotal place.
  • First of all, it implies that she has sacerdotal rights.
  • Chastity is required of the respective sacerdotal orders.
  • The sacerdotal ordination admits members to the priesthood.
  • The reverend received the sacerdotal ordination on 15 March 1919.
  • Sylvester was stripped of his sacerdotal rank and exiled to a monastery.
  • Both wear contemporary sacerdotal vestments with a cape full of ribbons.
  • But it was also an effective attack on the Church and the sacerdotal system.
  • In this sense, the believer himself or herself performs the sacerdotal role.
  • And that city was also sacerdotal, that is to say, sanctuary of the tribe of
  • He acts not in virtue of any magical powers inherent in himself, either as an individual or as a member of any so-called sacerdotal caste.
  • The poems always are spoken of as 'sacerdotal', ritualistic, without the slightest attempt to see whether this be true of all or of some alone.
  • To associate its spiritual or "sacerdotal" function with its national one "is to be considered as ... a mis-growth of ignorance and oppression."
  • There is in them also something which recalls, not only by citations, but still more by the very inspiration of the thought, that which we call the sacerdotal prayer of Christ.
  • The "sacerdotal" or "ministerial" priesthood, which is a manifestation of the hierarchy's Petrine charism of teaching, sanctifying, and governing authority, exists solely to serve and facilitate the Marian charism of all believers.
  • The origin of their name is involved in great difficulties, but the most satisfactory conjecture is that the Sadducees or Zadokites were originally identical with the sons of Zadok, and constituted what may be termed a kind of sacerdotal aristocracy, this Zadok being the priest who declared in favor of Solomon when Abiathar took the part of Adonijah.
  • Comte had also no small sympathy with the Oriental theocracies, as he calls the sacerdotal castes, who indeed often deserved it by their early services to intellect and civilization; by the aid they gave to the establishment of regular government, the valuable though empirical knowledge they accumulated, and the height to which they helped to carry some of the useful arts.
  • Their enumeration among abuses, in the second place, of the celibacy of the clergy, and the manner in which their priests marry and persuade others to marry, are verily matters worthy of astonishment, since they call sacerdotal celibacy an abuse, when that which is directly contrary, the violation of celibacy and the illicit transition to marriage, deserves to be called the worst abuse in priests.

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