Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Pharisee (Page: 1075)

Phar"i*see (?), n. [L. Pharisaeus, Gr. , from Heb. pārash to separate.] One of a sect or party among the Jews, noted for a strict and formal observance of rites and ceremonies and of the traditions of the elders, and whose pretensions to superior sanctity led them to separate themselves from the other Jews.