noun vid·dui \və̇ˈdüē\

Definition of viddui

Jewish religion

  1. :  a confession of sin alphabetically arranged and recited as part of the Yom Kippur liturgy in the synagogue; also :  a confession of sin recited privately by a person approaching death

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Origin and Etymology of viddui

Hebrew widdūy

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