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[sas-er-doht-l-iz-uh m] /ˌsæs ərˈdoʊt lˌɪz əm/
the system, spirit, or methods of the priesthood.
Usually Disparaging. priestcraft.
the principles, methods, etc, of the priesthood
the belief that ordained priests are endowed with sacramental and sacrificial powers
exaggerated respect for priests
(derogatory) power over people’s opinions and actions achieved by priests through sophistry or guile


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