(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.
- - Napoleon Bonaparte