Definition of Sadduceeism in English:

Sadduceeism

Pronunciation /ˈsadjʊsiːɪz(ə)m/ /ˈsadʒʊsiːɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • 1Materialistic scepticism and denial of immortality considered as characteristic of the Sadducees; specifically denial of the existence of witches, ghosts, and the like.

  • 2The doctrine or beliefs of the Sadducees.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Fulke (d. 1589), theologian and college head. From Sadducee + -ism.