goel

noun, often capitalized
go·​el | \ ˈgōˌel, -ˌāl \
plural -s

Definition of goel

: redeemer, reclaimant especially : a next of kin upon whom according to ancient Hebrew custom devolved certain family rights and duties including the avenging of a murdered kin's blood and the redemption of the person or property of a relative in debt or helpless circumstances

History and Etymology for goel

Hebrew gō'ēl

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“Goel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goel. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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