noun Date: 14th century 1. plural Jewries a community of Jews 2. the Jewish people

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  • Jewry — Jew ry, n. [OE. Jewerie, OF. Juierie, F. Juiverie.] 1. Judea; also, a district inhabited by Jews; a Jews quarter. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Teaching throughout all Jewry. Luke xxiii. 5. [1913 Webster] 2. Jewish people, collectively. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jewry — [jo͞o′rē] n. pl. Jewries [ME jewerie < OFr juerie < Giu: see JEW] 1. Historical a district inhabited only or mainly by Jews; ghetto 2. Jewish people collectively [American Jewry] …   English World dictionary

  • Jewry — (n.) c.1200, Jeuerie ghetto, the Jewish district in a town, from Anglo Fr. Juerie, O.Fr. Juierie (13c.; Mod.Fr. Juiverie); see JEW (Cf. Jew) + ERY (Cf. ery). Early 14c. as Jews collectively; mid 14c. as the land of the Jews, Judea …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jewry — ► NOUN (pl. Jewries) 1) Jews collectively. 2) historical a Jewish quarter in a town or city …   English terms dictionary

  • Jewry — [[t]ʤʊ͟əri, AM ʤu͟ːri[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu adj N Jewry is all the people, or all the people in a particular place, who believe in and practise the religion of Judaism. [FORMAL] There could be no better way to strengthen the unity of world Jewry …   English dictionary

  • Jewry — /jooh ree/, n., pl. Jewries. 1. the Jewish people collectively. 2. a district inhabited mainly by Jews; ghetto. 3. Archaic. Judea. [1175 1225; ME jewerie < AF juerie (OF juierie), equiv. to ju JEW + erie ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Jewry — noun Jews in general; the Jewish population of a locale. And all the londe off iewry, and they of Jerusalem went out unto hym, and were all baptised of hym in the ryver Jordan [...] …   Wiktionary

  • Jewry — Jew|ry [ˈdʒu:ri] n [U] old use the Jewish people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jewry — Jew|ry [ dʒuri ] noun uncount LITERARY all the Jewish people in the world or in a particular city or country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Jewry — jury …   American English homophones

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