Levitical

Levitical
Levitical Le*vit"ic*al (l[-e]*v[i^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [L. Leviticus, Gr. Leyitiko`s.] 1. Of or pertaining to a Levite or the Levites. [1913 Webster]

2. Priestly. `` Levitical questions.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to, or designating, the law contained in the book of Leviticus. --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

{Levitical degrees}, degrees of relationship named in Leviticus, within which marriage is forbidden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Levitical — [lə vit′i kəl] adj. [< LL(Ec) Leviticus + AL] 1. of the Levites 2. of Leviticus or its laws …   English World dictionary

  • Levitical — Levitically, adv. /li vit i keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Levites. 2. of or pertaining to Leviticus or the law (Levitical law) contained in Leviticus. [1525 35; < LL Levitic(us) (see LEVITICUS) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Levitical — adj. of the tribe of Levi, of the Levites; priestly; of or pertaining to the book of Leviticus in the Bible; of or pertaining to Levitical law …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Levitical — /ləˈvɪtəkəl/ (say luh vituhkuhl) adjective of or relating to the Levites, the book of Leviticus, or the law (Levitical law) contained in the book of Leviticus …  

  • Levitical degrees — Levitical Le*vit ic*al (l[ e]*v[i^]t [i^]*kal), a. [L. Leviticus, Gr. Leyitiko s.] 1. Of or pertaining to a Levite or the Levites. [1913 Webster] 2. Priestly. Levitical questions. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to, or designating, the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LEVITICAL CITIES — The ecclesiastical tribe of Levi neither fought in the wars of the conquest of Canaan nor received an allocation of continuous territory as did all the other tribes (see priests and Levites). Its economic base was to be the sacred offerings of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Levitical Degrees — In Judaism, Levitical Degrees are relationships that preclude marriage, so called as presumably fixed by the Levitical priesthood of the Jews …   Wikipedia

  • levitical degrees — noun plural Usage: usually capitalized L : the degrees of kinship within which marriage is forbidden in Leviticus 18 * * * Levitical degrees plural noun The degrees of kindred within which marriage was forbidden in Leviticus 18.6–18 • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • LEVITICAL DEGREES —    relationships that preclude marriage, so called as presumably fixed by the Levitical priesthood of the Jews …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Levitical — adjective Etymology: Late Latin Leviticus Date: 1535 of or relating to the Levites or to Leviticus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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