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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sad•du•ceeˈsædʒ əˌsi, ˈsæd yə-(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of Sadducee:

bef. 1000; ME sadducees (pl.), OE saddūcēas < LL saddūcaeī < Gk saddoukaîoi < Heb ṣədhūqī adherent of Zadok

Sad`du•cee′ism(n.)

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  1. Sadduceeism(Noun)

    The practices, beliefs, or characteristics of the Sadducees.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sadduceeism(noun)

    alt. of Sadducism

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