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Sacerdotalism

Sacerdotalism

[sas-er-doht-l-iz-uhm]
Sacerdotalism (from Latin sacerdos, priest, literally one who presents sacred offerings, sacer, sacred, and dare, to give) is a term applied to the system, method, and spirit of a priestly order or class, under which the functions, dignity, and influence of the members of the priesthood are exalted in the ministry of religion, and in the church.

Napoleon Bonaparte was a famous anti-sacerdotalist.

References

  • - Napoleon Bonaparte
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