Priestly policy; the policy of a priesthood; esp., in an ill sense, fraud or imposition in religious concerns; management by priests to gain wealth and power by working upon the religious motives or credulity of others.
The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. George Meredith
Too long has the public mind considered religion to be synonymous with priestcraft. Benjamin Whorf
It is not Christianity, but priestcraft that has subjected woman as we find her. Lucretia Mott
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