gezerah

noun
ge·​ze·​rah | \ gəˌzāˈrä, gzāˈ-; gəˈzā(ˌ) rä, ˈgzā(- \
plural gezeroth or gezerot\ gəˌzāˈrōt(h) , gzāˈ-​ ; gəˈzā(ˌ)rōs , ˈgzā(-​ \

Definition of gezerah

: a temporary rabbinical decree issued as a preventive measure to meet the needs of the time

History and Etymology for gezerah

Hebrew gĕzerāh

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About gezerah

Dictionary Entries Near gezerah

geyserite

gezerah

Gezira

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for gezerah

Cite this Entry

“Gezerah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gezerah. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!