shtadlan

noun
shtad·​lan
variants: or less commonly shetadlan \ ˈshtäd(ˌ)län \
plural shtadlanim also shetadlanim\ ⸗ˈlȯnə̇m , -​nēm \

Definition of shtadlan

: a person appointed by a Jewish community to represent Jewish interests (as before a government or ruler)

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History and Etymology for shtadlan

Yiddish & Middle Hebrew; Yiddish shtadlen, from Middle Hebrew shtādlān

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“Shtadlan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shtadlan. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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