Judaism Ju"da*ism, prop. n. [L. Juda["i]smus: cf. F. juda["i]sme.] 1. The religious doctrines and rites of the Jews as enjoined in the laws of Moses, and for many adherents, in the Talmud. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

2. Conformity to the Jewish rites and ceremonies; the practise of Judaism[1]. [1913 Webster]

3. The adherents of Judaism[1] collectively; jewry. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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