from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • In the Bible, a Persian minister who was hanged for plotting the destruction of the Jews.

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  • noun (Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them


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