Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as herem.

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Examples

  • The doctrine enshrined in this word lies at the root of St. Paul's expressions touching the Atonement, e.g. in Gal., iii, 10-14; and it is the precise meaning of the word "cherem" which enables him to treat of our redemption from sin as he does; cf.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • At some point in the mid-1650's (around the time of his cherem, or excommunication) Spinoza began studying Latin with Franciscus Van den Enden.

    Spinoza's Political Philosophy

  • Rumor suggests Harlan Ellison may have written the original script; asked about the episode at 1978's IgunaCon II science fiction convention, however, Ellison described the episode as "a quiescently glistening cherem of pus."

    A Star Trek Christmas

  • Rumor suggests Harlan Ellison may have written the original script; asked about the episode at 1978's IgunaCon II science fiction convention, however, Ellison described the episode as "a quiescently glistening cherem of pus."

    The Sudden Curve:

  • Shaqez teshaqezent, vetaev tetaavenu, ki cherem hu.

    Lag*B*Omer*Palooza | Jewschool

  • After this latest outrage in Iran, many Orthodox authorities including, I understand, the Satmar put out cherem or excommunication orders on those JNK reps who took part in the conference.

    Neturei Karta Hasidim Hangin’ With Ahmadinejad | Jewschool

  • But it is doubted whether a rational creature could be made a cherem; but, in fact, there can hardly remain any room for doubt.

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

  • As Jephthah, then, had devoted his daughter as a cherem, it seems hardly to admit of a doubt that the cause of his consternation and sorrow at meeting her was because that, according to the law, he had slain her, having devoted her to God in such a manner as not to be redeemed.

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

  • It was, then, a cherem which by his vow Jephthah had vowed to the Lord, by no means to be redeemed, but accounted “most holy unto the Lord,” as in verses

    A Dissertation on Divine Justice

  • The city shall be a cherem, a devoted thing, at and all therein, to the Lord.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)

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