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Meaning of PHYLACTERY

Pronunciation:  fu'lakturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Judaism) a small leather case containing religious texts; worn by Jewish men during morning prayer
 

PHYLACTERY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: reminder

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phy*lac"ter*y\, n.; pl. {Phylacteries}. [OE.
filateri, OF. filatire, filatiere, F. phylact[`e]re, L.
phylacterium, Gr. ?, fr. ? a watcher, guard, ? to watch,
guard. Cf. {Philatory}.]
1. Any charm or amulet worn as a preservative from danger or
   disease.

2. A small square box, made either of parchment or of black
   calfskin, containing slips of parchment or vellum on which
   are written the scriptural passages Exodus xiii. 2-10, and
   11-17, Deut. vi. 4-9, 13-22. They are worn by Jews on the
   head and left arm, on week-day mornings, during the time
   of prayer. --Schaff-Herzog Encyc.

3. Among the primitive Christians, a case in which the relics
   of the dead were inclosed.

 
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