Phar`i*sa"ism (?), n. [Cf. F. pharisaisme.]
The notions, doctrines, and conduct of the Pharisees, as a sect.
Rigid observance of external forms of religion, without genuine piety; hypocrisy in religion; a censorious, self-righteous spirit in matters of morals or manners.
"A piece of pharisaism
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