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Word of the Day - August 14, 2016
« on: August 14, 2016, 08:56:23 PM »
sacerdotal - adjective [sas-er-doht-l]

of priests; preistly

Citations for sacerdotal:
... she saved enough to buy tall thick sacerdotal candles from an ecclesiastical shop in London.
                                                          - Virginia Woolf, "Miss Pryme," The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf, 1985

Origin of sacerdotal:
Sacerdotal stems from the Latin sacerdos meaning "priest."  It entered English in the mid-1300s.

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