Definitions for sadduceeism
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Sad•du•ceeˈsædʒ əˌsi, ˈsæd yə-(n.)
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 traditions.
Origin of Sadducee:
bef. 1000; ME sadducees (pl.), OE saddūcēas < LL saddūcaeī < Gk saddoukaîoi < Heb ṣədhūqī adherent of Zadok
The practices, beliefs, or characteristics of the Sadducees.
alt. of Sadducism