Pronunciation: (far"u-sā'ik), [key]
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. Also,Phar"i•sa'i•cal.
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