Definition of mishpachah
: a Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives invited the whole mishpachah
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Origin and Etymology of mishpachah
mishpachah from Hebrew mishpāḥāh family, clan; mishpocha from Yiddish mishpokhe, from Hebrew mishpāḥāh
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