Anti-Semitism
Anti-Semitism An`ti-Sem"i*tism, n. Opposition to, or hatred of, Semites, esp. Jews. The word is sometimes also applied to acts motivated by or evincing antisemitism. -- {An`ti-Sem"ite}, n. -- {An`ti-Sem*it"ic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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