Sadducee
noun Etymology: Middle English saducee, from Old English sadduce, from Late Latin sadducaeus, from Greek saddoukaios, from Late Hebrew ṣāddūqi Date: before 12th century a member of a Jewish party of the intertestamental period consisting of a traditional ruling class of priests and rejecting doctrines not in the Law (as resurrection, retribution in a future life, and the existence of angels) • Sadduceeism noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sadducee — Sad du*cee, n. [L. Sadducaei, p., Gr. ?, Heb. Tsadd[=u]k[=i]m; so called from Ts[=a]d[=o]k, the founder of the sect.] One of a sect among the ancient Jews, who denied the resurrection, a future state, and the existence of angels. {Sad du*ce an},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sadducee — O.E., from L.L. Sadducaei (pl.), from Gk. Zaddoukaios, from Heb. tzedoqi, from personal name Tzadhoq Zadok (2 Sam. viii:17), the high priest from whom the priesthood of the captivity claimed descent. According to Josephus, the sect denied the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sadducee — [saj′oo sē΄, sad′yoosē΄] n. [ME Saducei < OE Sadduce < LL(Ec) Sadducaeus < Gr(Ec) Saddoukaios < Heb tsadoki, prob. < tsadok, Zadok: see Ezek. 40:46] a member of an ancient Jewish party, representing the ruling hierarchy, that… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — noun A member of an ancient Jewish sect possibly formed as a political party in the 2nd century BCE and existed until around the 1st century CE …   Wiktionary

  • Sadducee — n. member of an ancient Jewish sect characterized by its literal interpretation of the Bible …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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 …   English syllables

  • 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

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