Sadducéas

m pl the Sadducees

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • Sadducee — Sadducean, adj. Sadduceeism, n. /saj euh see , sad yeuh /, n. Judaism. a member of a Palestinian sect, consisting mainly of priests and aristocrats, that flourished from the 1st century B.C. to the 1st century A.D. and differed from the Pharisees …   Universalium

  • Sadducee — [ sadjʊsi:] noun a member of an ancient Jewish sect that denied the resurrection of the dead, the existence of spirits, and the obligation of oral tradition, emphasizing acceptance of the written Law alone. Derivatives Sadducean si:ən adjective… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sadducee — Sad•du•cee [[t]ˈsædʒ əˌsi, ˈsæd yə [/t]] n. jud a member of an ancient Jewish sect, consisting mainly of priests and aristocrats, that differed from the Pharisees esp. in its literal interpretation of the Bible and its rejection of oral laws and… …   From formal English to slang

  • Sadducee — /ˈsædjusi/ (say sadyoohsee) noun one of an ancient Jewish sect or party whose views and practices were opposed to those of the Pharisees, and who denied the authority of oral tradition, the resurrection of the dead, the existence of angels, etc.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sadducee — n. a member of a Jewish sect or party of the time of Christ that denied the resurrection of the dead, the existence of spirits, and the obligation of the traditional oral law (cf. PHARISEE, ESSENE). Derivatives: Sadducean adj. Etymology: OE… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sad|du|cee — «SAJ uh see, SAD yuh », noun. one of a Jewish sect, of the time of Christ, that rejected the oral law and denied the resurrection of the dead and the existence of angels. The sect stood for hereditary priestly authority. »Next to the Pharisees in …   Useful english dictionary

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