meshullah

noun me·shul·lah \mə̇ˈshüˌläḵ, -shu̇ˌ-\
variants: or

meshulah

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meshullach

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meshulach

\mə̇ˈshüˌläḵ, -shu̇ˌ-\

Definition of meshullah

plural

meshullahim

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meshulahim

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meshullachim

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meshulachim

  1. :  an accredited itinerant collector sent out to raise funds especially for the maintenance of orthodox Jewish religious and charitable institutions in the region of Palestine — compare halukkah

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Origin and Etymology of meshullah

Hebrew mĕshūllāh, literally, one who is sent


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