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HASSIDIM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Hassidim mean? 

HASSIDIM (noun)
  The noun HASSIDIM has 1 sense:

1. a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly

  Familiarity information: HASSIDIM used as a noun is very rare.


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HASSIDIM (noun)


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Meaning:

A sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Chasidim; Chassidim; Hasidim; Hasidism; Hassidim

Hypernyms ("Hassidim" is a kind of...):

Jewish Orthodoxy; Orthodox Judaism (Jews who strictly observe the Mosaic law as interpreted in the Talmud)

Meronyms (members of "Hassidim"):

Chasid; Chassid; Hasid; Hassid (a member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism)


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