from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Sacred objects carried inside the breastplate of the high priest of ancient Israel and used as oracular media to divine the will of God.
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- n. The sacred devices (not always physical) used for casting lots
- n. A set of seer stones bound by silver bows into a set of spectacles, that founder Joseph Smith, Jr. said he found on the hill Cumorah and used to interpret the golden plates.
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- n. lots thrown to determine God's answers to yes-no questions
Partial translation of Hebrew 'ûrîm wĕtummîm : 'ûrîm, perhaps pl. of 'ûr, flame, light (from 'ôr, to be light; see אwr in Semitic roots) + wə-, and + tummîm, pl. of tōm, completion, integrity (from tam, to be complete; see tmm in Semitic roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Transcription of Hebrew האורים והתומים. In English Bible translations from the 16th century. (Wiktionary)