goel

noun, often capitalized go·el \ˈgōˌel, -ˌāl\

Definition of goel

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of goel

Hebrew gō'ēl


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