Pronunciation: (far'u-sā-iz"um), [key]
1. the principles and practices of the Pharisees.
2. (l.c.) rigid observance of external forms of religion or conduct without genuine piety; hypocrisy. Also,Phar•i•see•ismPronunciation: (far'u-sē-iz"um). [key]
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