Levitical
Levitical Le*vit"ic*al (l[-e]*v[i^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [L. Leviticus, Gr. Leyitiko`s.] 1. Of or pertaining to a Levite or the Levites. [1913 Webster]

2. Priestly. `` Levitical questions.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to, or designating, the law contained in the book of Leviticus. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

{Levitical degrees}, degrees of relationship named in Leviticus, within which marriage is forbidden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Levitical — [lə vit′i kəl] adj. [< LL(Ec) Leviticus + AL] 1. of the Levites 2. of Leviticus or its laws …   English World dictionary

  • Levitical — Levitically, adv. /li vit i keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Levites. 2. of or pertaining to Leviticus or the law (Levitical law) contained in Leviticus. [1525 35; < LL Levitic(us) (see LEVITICUS) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Levitical — adj. of the tribe of Levi, of the Levites; priestly; of or pertaining to the book of Leviticus in the Bible; of or pertaining to Levitical law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Levitical — /ləˈvɪtəkəl/ (say luh vituhkuhl) adjective of or relating to the Levites, the book of Leviticus, or the law (Levitical law) contained in the book of Leviticus …   Australian English dictionary

  • Levitical — adjective Etymology: Late Latin Leviticus Date: 1535 of or relating to the Levites or to Leviticus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • levitical — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the Levites b) priestly …   Wiktionary

  • Levitical — [lɪ vɪtɪk(ə)l] adjective 1》 relating to the Levites or the tribe of Levi. 2》 Judaism (of a rule of conduct, temple ritual, etc.) derived from the biblical Book of Leviticus …   English new terms dictionary

  • levitical — le·vit·i·cal …   English syllables

  • Levitical — Le•vit•i•cal [[t]lɪˈvɪt ɪ kəl[/t]] adj. 1) bib of or pertaining to the Levites 2) bib of or pertaining to Leviticus or the law(Levit′ical law′)contained in Leviticus • Etymology: 1525–35 Le•vit′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • Levitical — adj. 1 of the Levites or the tribe of Levi. 2 of the Levites ritual. 3 of Leviticus. Etymology: LL leviticus f. Gk leuitikos (as LEVITE) …   Useful english dictionary

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