Day of Atonement


Day of Atonement
Yom Kippur Yom` Kip*pur" (y[=o]m`k[i^]*p[oo^]r", y[aum]m`k[i^]*p[oo^]r"), [Heb. y[=o]m kipp[=u]r, day of atonement.] (Jewish Antiq.) the only fast day of the Mosaic ritual, celebrated on the tenth day of the seventh month (Tishri), according to the rites described in Leviticus xvi. Also called {Day of Atonement}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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  • DAY OF ATONEMENT — (Heb. יוֹם הכִּפּוּרִים, Yom ha Kippurim), one of the appointed seasons of the Lord, holy convocations, a day of fasting and atonement, occurring on the Tenth of Tishri. It is the climax of the ten days of penitence and the most important day in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Day of Atonement — Atonement A*tone ment, n. 1. (Literally, a setting at one.) Reconciliation; restoration of friendly relations; agreement; concord. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] By whom we have now received the atonement. Rom. v. 11. [1913 Webster] He desires to make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Day of Atonement — • A most solemn fast, on which no food could be taken throughout the day, and servile works were forbidden Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Day of Atonement — n. YOM KIPPUR …   English World dictionary

  • Day of Atonement — Day of A|tone|ment, the a Jewish holy day when Jews ↑fast and pray for forgiveness for their ↑sin (=things they have done wrong) , during the past year. It is also known as ↑Yom Kippur …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Day of Atonement — Day′ of Atone′ment n. jud Yom Kippur • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Day of Atonement — noun (Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law • Syn: ↑Yom Kippur • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑High Holy Day, ↑High Holiday …   Useful english dictionary

  • Day of Atonement — n. (Judaism) Yom Kippur, Jewish fast day on which wrongdoings committed during the past year are atoned for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Day of Atonement — Date: 1611 Yom Kippur …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Day of Atonement — Judaism. See Yom Kippur. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium


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