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adjective as in sacerdotal


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He did not particularly enjoy his priestly duties, though, so he got a job as a teacher, which required him to enter the University of Vienna for advanced science education.

The website Bishop Accountability keeps some of the most extensive records on allegations of priestly abuse available.

Was Vogue editor Anna Wintour the inspiration for the harrowing Miranda Priestly in the book and film The Devil Wears Prada?

Priestly celibacy, obviously: you'll naturally attract people who can't act on their sexual desires in public.

They also admit to being what Clohessy calls a “one-issue group” in their battle against priestly sex abuse.

The study also cites a reluctance among some sisters to embrace the “reservation of priestly ordination to men.”

He told me himself, that ever since his ordination he has assumed what he calls a priestly garb.

The priestly city of On, a sort of university town, was consecrated to the worship of Ra, the sun.

It was then that Samuel arose, and he first appears as a pious boy, consecrated to priestly duties by a remarkable mother.

From the most remote times, the Cherokees have had one family set apart for the priestly office.

But in the priestly city, where education consists in being taught to play the hypocrite and to lie, traitors abound.

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On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to priestly, such as: ecclesiastical, ministerial, monastic, pastoral, rabbinical, and apostolic.

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