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Judges

[juhj-iz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
a book of the Bible containing the history of Israel under the judges and covering the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul. Abbreviation: Jud.

Judith

[joo-dith]
noun
1.
a devoutly religious woman of the ancient Jews who saved her town from conquest by entering the camp of the besieging Assyrian army and cutting off the head of its commander, Holofernes, while he slept.
2.
a book of the Apocrypha and Douay Bible bearing her name. Abbreviation: Jud.
3.
a river in central Montana, flowing N from the Little Belt Mountains to the Missouri River. 124 miles (200 km) long.
4.
a female given name.

Origin:
Hebrew yəhūdhīth Jew (feminine)

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JUD
 
abbreviation for
Doctor of Canon and Civil Law
 
[Latin Juris Utriusque Doctor]

Jud.
 
abbreviation for
1.  Also: Judg Judges
2.  Judith

Judges (ˈdʒʌdʒɪz)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the book of the Old Testament recounting the history of Israel under the warrior champions and national leaders known as judges from the death of Joshua to the birth of Samuel

Judith (ˈdʒuːdɪθ)
 
n
1.  the heroine of one of the books of the Apocrypha, who saved her native town by decapitating Holofernes
2.  the book recounting this episode

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Judith
fem. proper name, from L., from Gk. Ioudith, from Heb. Yehudith, fem. of Yehudh "Jewish, Jewess," from Yehudha (see Judah). Judy is a pet form of it.
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JUD
Latin Juris Utriusque Doctor (Doctor of Common and Canon Laws)
Jud.
Judith
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Bible Dictionary

Judith definition


Jewess, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and one of Esau's wives (Gen. 26:34), elsewhere called Aholibamah (36:2-14).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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