Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who conforms to or inculcates Judaism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who conforms to Judaism in any respect; one who reasons or interprets according to Jewish ideas or teachings.
  • n. Specifically One of a class of persons in the early church who, though converted from Judaism to Christianity, still insisted on obedience to the Mosaic law. Also called Jewish Christian.
  • n. Also spelled Judaiser.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • In Cuba there was no Holy Office, and very few persons were burnt at the stake — none of them was accused of being a judaizer.

    Cuba.

  • In the Edict of Expulsion, the Jews were blamed for teaching the conversos Jewish rites and laws and for setting an example and providing inspiration for the judaizer or crypto-Jew.

    Spain.

  • The problem with this approach was inherent to the very nature of crypto-Judaism: a successful judaizer would appear to be a devout Catholic while surreptitiously managing to observe Judaism as well.

    Conversas.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.