noun Pass·over \ˈpas-ˌō-vər\

: a Jewish holiday in March or April that celebrates the freeing of the Jews from slavery in Egypt

Full Definition of PASSOVER

:  a Jewish holiday beginning on the 14th of Nisan and commemorating the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt

Origin of PASSOVER

from the exemption of the Israelites from the slaughter of the firstborn in Egyptian (Exodus 12:23–27)
First Known Use: 1530


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