Jewry definition

jo͝orē
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The Jewish people.
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(historical) A district inhabited only or mainly by Jews; ghetto.
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Jewish people collectively.

American Jewry.

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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 [...].

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Jews in general; the Jewish population of a locale. [from 14th c.]
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A section of a medieval city inhabited by Jews; a ghetto.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jewry
Plural:
jewries

Origin of jewry