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Maccabean

[mak-uh-bee-uh n]
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  1. of or relating to the Maccabees or Judas Maccabaeus.

Origin of Maccabean

First recorded in 1815–25; Maccabe(es) + -an
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Maccabean

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Maccabees or to Judas Maccabaeus, the Jewish leader of a revolt (166–161 bc) against Seleucid oppression
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