Definition of sacerdotal

What does the word sacerdotal mean?

  • part of speech: adjective

    Of priest (s) or priesthood, priestly; (of doctrines &c.) ascribing sacrificial functions& supernatural powers to ordained priests, claiming excessive authority for the priesthood. Hence sacerdotally adv., sacerdotalism (3), sacerdotalist (2), nn., sacerdotalize (3) v.t. [French]