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Israelite

[iz-ree-uh-lahyt, -rey-] /ˈɪz ri əˌlaɪt, -reɪ-/
noun
1.
a descendant of Jacob, especially a member of the Hebrew people who inhabited the ancient kingdom of Israel.
2.
one of a group considered by its members or by others as God's chosen people.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to ancient Israel or its people; Hebrew.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see Israel, -ite1
Related forms
non-Israelite, noun
pre-Israelite, adjective, noun
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Israelite

/ˈɪzrɪəˌlaɪt; -rə-/
noun
1.
(Bible) a member of the ethnic group claiming descent from Jacob; a Hebrew
2.
(Bible) a citizen of the kingdom of Israel (922 to 721 bc) as opposed to Judah
3.
a member of any of various Christian sects who regard themselves as God's chosen people
4.
an archaic and sometimes offensive word for a Jew
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