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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Pharisee

PHAR'ISEE, noun [Heb. to separate.] One of a sect among the Jews, whose religion consisted in a strict observance of rites and ceremonies and of the traditions of the elders, and whose pretended holiness led them to separate themselves as a sect, considering themselves as more righteous than other Jews.