Definition of Priestcraft. Meaning of Priestcraft. Synonyms of Priestcraft

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Definition of Priestcraft

Priestcraft
Priestcraft Priest"craft`, n. Priestly policy; the policy of a priesthood; esp., in an ill sense, fraud or imposition in religious concerns; management by priests to gain wealth and power by working upon the religious motives or credulity of others. It is better that men should be governed by priestcraft than by violence. --Macaulay.

Meaning of Priestcraft from wikipedia

- religion. Paine, Thomas. The Age of Reason. "As priestcraft was always the enemy of knowledge, because priestcraft supports itself by keeping people in delusion...
- Gujarat, India, a religious reformer who spoke against formalism and priestcraft. "Dadu" means brother, and "Dayal" means "the comp****ionate one". Dadu...
- labours!" Orwell portrays established religion as "the black raven of priestcraft – promising pie in the sky when you die, and faithfully serving whoever...
- sceptical attitude of the citation of medicine from the shackles of priestcraft and of caste; secondly, the conception of medicine as an art based on...
- Press Natural Religion and the History of Priestcraft 1660-1722 Chapter 5 from, The Pillars of Priestcraft Shaken: The Church of England and its Enemies...
- brotherhood of men sank into discredit because of its fatal entanglement with priestcraft and the Papacy on the one hand and with the authority of princes on the...
- (2007). The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, Chapter:'Jefferson's Religion: Priestcraft, Enlightenment and the Republican Revolution. University of Virginia...
- Within days of the bill’s unveiling (27 March), Lloyd George denouncedpriestcraft” in a speech to his constituents, and he began an active campaign of...
- poet-sant from Gujarat, a religious reformer who spoke against formalism and priestcraft. A group of his followers near Jaipur, Rajasthan, forming a Vaishnavite...
- featured in Milton, suggesting they may relate to the oppressive power of priestcraft in general. As Peter Porter observed, many scholars argue that the "[mills]...