gezerah

noun

ge·​ze·​rah
gəˌzāˈrä,
gzāˈ-;
gəˈzā(ˌ) rä,
ˈgzā(-
plural gezeroth or gezerot
gəˌzāˈrōt(h),
gzāˈ-;
gəˈzā(ˌ)rōs,
ˈgzā(-
: a temporary rabbinical decree issued as a preventive measure to meet the needs of the time

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew gĕzerāh

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“Gezerah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gezerah. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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