Barabbas

noun
Ba·rab·bas | \bə-ˈra-bəs \

Definition of Barabbas 

: a prisoner according to Matthew, Mark, and John released in preference to Christ at the demand of the multitude

First Known Use of Barabbas

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Barabbas

Greek, from Aramaic Bar-abba

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Barabbas

baraboo

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baragouin

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