prosbul

noun pros·bul \ ˈpräzˌbu̇l \

Definition of prosbul

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

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Origin and Etymology of prosbul

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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