herem

noun he·rem \ˈḵārəm, ˈker-\
variants: or

cherem

\ˈḵārəm, ˈker-\

Definition of herem

plural

-s

  1. :  one of three forms of ecclesiastical excommunication pronounced by a rabbi or by the officials of a synagogue or community

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Origin and Etymology of herem

Hebrew ḥērem


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