shtadlan

noun shtad·lan \ˈshtäd(ˌ)län\
variants: less commonly

shetadlan

\ˈshtäd(ˌ)län\

Definition of shtadlan

plural

shtadlanim

also

shetadlanim

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

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Origin and Etymology of shtadlan

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


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