plural -s
: a rabbinical enactment circumventing the biblical law remitting debts during the sabbatical year by transferring a creditor's claims to the court

Word History


Mishnaic Hebrew pĕrōzbōl, pĕrōsbōl, probably from Greek prosbolē application, approach, from prosballein to strike against, apply, from pros- + ballein to throw

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“Prosbul.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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