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The leaders of this wing trade their evangelical witness for a mess of political pottage and a Supreme Court nomination.
Jacob gives him lentil stew (sometimes translated as pottage, mess, broth), and in exchange the clumsy, ruddy Esau gives up his firstborn rights.
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Origin and Etymology of pottage
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of pottage for English Language Learners
: a thick soup of vegetables and often meat
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