Kol-nidre definitions

kōl nĭd'rā, -rə, kôl nē-drā'
An opening prayer recited on the eve of Yom Kippur, retroactively or preemptively declaring the annulment of all personal vows made to God in the previous or following year.
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The melody to which such a prayer is chanted.
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A prayer recited or chanted in synagogues on the eve of Yom Kippur, declaring a release from vows, specifically religious vows, that were made unintentionally or under duress.
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The traditional melody associated with this prayer.
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Origin of kol-nidre

Aramaic kol nidrê all vows (the opening words of the prayer) kol all kll in Semitic roots nidrê pl. bound form of nidrā vow (from nədar to vow nḏr in Semitic roots)