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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of a sect of orthodox Jews, opposed to Greek innovations.
  • noun One of a mystical sect of Polish Jews which originated in the eighteenth century. Also called Chasidean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of a body of devoted Jews who opposed the Hellenistic Jews, and supported the Asmoneans.

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