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Jude

[jood] /dʒud/
noun
1.
a book of the New Testament.
2.
the author of this book, sometimes identified with Judas, the brother of James.
3.
Judas (def 3).
4.
a male given name, form of Judd or Judah.
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  • He wanted me to read Jude, he said, so we could talk about it.

  • She was stretching out her hand to take the pen which Jude passed to her.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • "It is the sacred right of the citizen to oppress the oppressor," chimed Jude.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • His sinister countenance was watched with terrible constancy by Jude.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • Jude addresses his epistle "to them that are sanctified," and "preserved."

    Sanctification J. W. Byers
British Dictionary definitions for Jude

Jude

/dʒuːd/
noun
1.
a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Jude)
2.
Saint Jude, Judas, the author of this, stated to be the brother of James (Jude 1) and almost certainly identical with Thaddaeus (Matthew 10:2–4). Feast day: Oct 28 or June 19
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Word Origin and History for Jude

masc. proper name, Hellenized form of Judah (q.v.), maintained in the Bible for the names of two disciples of Christ, to distinguish them from Judas (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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