(?), n. [See Pharos.] 1. A beacon tower; a lighthouse. [Obs.]
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2. Hence, a harbor. Howell.
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(-*kl), } a. [L. Pharisaicus, Gr. Farisai:ko`s: cf. F. pharisaque. See Pharisee.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees. "The Pharisaic sect among the Jews." Cudworth.
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2. Hence: Addicted to external forms and ceremonies; making a show of religion without the spirit of it; ceremonial; formal; hypocritical; self-righteous. "Excess of outward and pharisaical holiness." Bacon. "Pharisaical ostentation." Macaulay.
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-- Phar`i*sa"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Phar`i*sa"ic*al*ness, n.
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