[Sephardic Hebrew khe-rem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khey-ruh m]
- the most severe form of excommunication, formerly used by rabbis in sentencing wrongdoers, usually for an indefinite period of time.
Origin of herem
ḥerem literally, banishment
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Examples from the Web for herem
The reason of this law is found in the nature of the herem or ban.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Leviticus
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