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sacerdotal +‎ -ly


sacerdotally (comparative more sacerdotally, superlative most sacerdotally)

  1. In a sacerdotal manner, in the manner of a priest.
    • 1720, Samuel Parker, Biblioteca Biblica, Oxford: William and John Innys, Volume I, Part 2, Occasional Annotation 30, “The Pillar of Jacob,” p. 608,[1]
      [] first he Blessed the Place Sacerdotally, setting it apart by Solemn Rites for a Place of Divine Worship []
    • 1883 September 29, “Some Things of Old Spain”, in All the Year Round, volume 32, number 774, page 369:
      Some ladies went a dozen times in the day to hear mass, but paid little attention to what was going on sacerdotally.
    • 1925, Sinclair Lewis, chapter 23, in Arrowsmith[2], New York: Harcourt, Brace, published 1945, page 259:
      Pickerbaugh assigned to them the chief booth, on the platform once sacerdotally occupied by the Reverend Mr. Sunday.
    • 1937, Karen Blixen, Out of Africa[3], London: Putnam, published 1948, Part 5, Chapter 2:
      Here I saw for the first time, in any number to speak of, the Mission-boys, the converted Natives, half sacerdotally attired, whatever office they might be filling []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sacerdotally”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)