prosbul

noun
pros·​bul | \ ˈpräzˌbu̇l \
plural -s

Definition of prosbul

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Prosbul.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosbul. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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