kiddush hashem

noun kiddush ha·shem \-həˈshām\

Definition of kiddush hashem

Jewish religion

  1. :  a religious or moral act that causes others to reverence God; especially :  religious martyrdom in times of persecution — compare hillul hashem

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Origin and Etymology of kiddush hashem

Hebrew qiddūsh hashshēm sanctification of the name (of God)

First Known Use: 1863

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to cast off or become cast off

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