Leviticus

noun
Le·​vit·​i·​cus | \ li-ˈvi-ti-kəs How to pronounce Leviticus (audio) \

Definition of Leviticus

: the third book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture consisting mainly of priestly legislation — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Leviticus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Leviticus

Late Latin, literally, of the Levites

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“Leviticus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leviticus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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