- Historical a district inhabited only or mainly by Jews; ghetto
- Jewish people collectively: American Jewry
Origin of JewryMiddle English jewerie from Old French juerie from Giu: see Jew
- The Jewish people.
- A section of a medieval city inhabited by Jews; a ghetto.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.27:
- Josephus reporteth, that whilst the Romane warres continued in Jurie, passing by a place where certain Jewes had been crucified three dayes before, he knew thre of his friends amongst them [...].
- Jews in general; the Jewish population of a locale. [from 14th c.]
From Anglo-Norman juerie.