meshullah

noun
me·​shul·​lah
variants: or meshulah or meshullach or meshulach \ mə̇ˈshüˌläḵ , -​shu̇ˌ-​ \
plural meshullahim or meshulahim or meshullachim or meshulachim\ ⸗ˌ⸗ˈläḵə̇m , -​(ˌ)ḵēm \

Definition of meshullah

: 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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History and Etymology for meshullah

Hebrew mĕshūllāh, literally, one who is sent

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“Meshullah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meshullah. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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