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IRA

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British Dictionary definitions for i.r.a.

IRA

abbreviation
1.
Irish Republican Army
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Word Origin and History for i.r.a.

I.R.A.

also IRA, initialism for Irish Republican Army, attested from 1919.

also IRA, initialism for individual retirement account, attested from 1974.

Ira

masc. proper name, from Hebrew, literally "watchful," from stem of 'ur "to awake, to rouse oneself."

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IRA

  1. individual retirement account
  2. Irish Republican Army
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i.r.a. in the Bible

citizen; wakeful. (1.) A Tekoite, one of David's thirty warriors (2 Sam. 23:26). (2.) An Ithrite, also one of David's heroes (2 Sam. 23:38). (3.) A Jairite and priest, a royal chaplain (2 Sam. 20:26) or confidential adviser (comp. 2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Chr. 18:17).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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