from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism The opening prayer recited on the eve of Yom Kippur, declaring the annulment of all personal vows made to God in the preceding year.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The opening words of the most solemn prayer of the Jewish ritual for the eve of the atonement fast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the opening prayer on the eve of Yom Kippur
The men had left work early to give them time to bathe, change into holiday clothes, dine, and still get to the synagogue before sundown when the chanting of Kol Nidre ushered in the Holy Day.
Normally she did not mind, but tonight she had promised to baby-sit across the street for Liz Marcus so she could go to the Kol Nidre service.