Knesset

Knesset

[knes-et]
noun
the unicameral parliament of Israel.

Origin:
1945–50; < Modern Hebrew kneset, post-Biblical Hebrew kəneseth gathering

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Knesset or Knesseth (ˈknɛsɪt)
 
n
the unicameral parliament of Israel
 
[Hebrew, literally: gathering]
 
Knesseth or Knesseth
 
n
 
[Hebrew, literally: gathering]

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Knesset
Israeli parliament, 1949, from Mishnaic Heb. keneseth "gathering, assembly," from stem of Heb. kanas "he gathered, assembled, collected."
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Knesset [(knes-et, kuh-nes-et)]

The parliament of Israel.

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