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adj. - Of or relating to a priestly, aristocratic Jewish sect founded in the second century B.C. that accepted only the written Mosaic law and that ceased to exist after the destruction of the Temple in A.D. 70

Usage examples (32)
  • Thus we must be sure our revolution is truly revolutionary: it must be ANTISEMITIC, but not forgetting or overlooking the "Sadducean" traitors, like Falwell, Robertson,...
  • Thus we practice a tough, consistent, militant, highly rationalistic Christianity whence our imperialist enemies, Pharisaic and "Sadducean," complain as they complained...
  • The Sadducean sect alone denied the existence of demons.
  • Sadducean problem with which they made merry at the expense of the scribes. for more
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