Levir Le"vir (l[=e]"v[~e]r), n. [L.] A husband's brother; -- used in reference to levirate marriages. [1913 Webster]

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  • LEVIR — quasi laevus Vir, vel lavir, ex Gr. Λαὴρ, mariti frater. Huic apud Israelitas, imperatum coniugium, ob prolem pristino marito suscitandam; visitur in Lege sacra, Deut. c. 25. v. 5. Si habitamibus fratribus pariter moriatur et primus ex eis, cui… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Levir — (hebr.), des Mannes Bruder; daher Levirathsehe, bei den Juden u. anderen alten orientalischen Völkern, die Vermählung eines Mannes mit der Wittwe seines kinderlos verstorbenen Bruders; darüber, sowie über die Verweigerung dieser Ehe (Chaliza,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Levir — Levir, lat., des Mannes Bruder …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • levir — /liyvar/levar/ In Roman law, a husband s brother; a wife s brother in law …   Black's law dictionary

  • levir — /liyvar/levar/ In Roman law, a husband s brother; a wife s brother in law …   Black's law dictionary

  • levir — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Levir Culpi — (Curitiba, February 28, 1953) is a football manager and a former player.He began his manager career as soon as he retired from football, in 1987, he coached Esporte Clube Juventude. He really started to show his abilities as a manager when he… …   Wikipedia

  • LEVIRATE MARRIAGE AND ḤALIẒAḤ. — Definition Levirate marriage (Heb. יִבּוּם; yibbum) is the marriage between a widow whose husband died without offspring (the yevamah) and the brother of the deceased (the yavam or levir), as prescribed in Deuteronomy 25:5–6: „ If brethren dwell… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • VIDUA Fratris — Maritô sine liberis exstinctô, Leviro, apud Hebraeos, ducenda erat, ex lege sacra, Deuter. c. 25. v. 5. quâ temperatur interdictum de Fratria ducenda, quod habetur inter Leges, de Incestu, Levit. c. 18. v. 16. Si habitaverint fratres simul, et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • lévirat — [ levira ] n. m. • 1672; du lat. levir « beau frère » ♦ Hist. relig. Obligation que la loi de Moïse imposait au frère d un défunt d épouser la veuve sans enfants de celui ci. ● lévirat nom masculin (latin levir, beau frère) Dans certaines… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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