Meaning of Pharisaic

Phar•i•sa•ic

Pronunciation: (far"u-sā'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Pharisees.
  2. (l.c.) practicing or advocating strict observance of external forms and ceremonies of religion or conduct without regard to the spirit; self-righteous; hypocritical.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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