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Azazel

[ uh-zey-zuhl, az-uh-zel ]
/ əˈzeɪ zəl, ˈæz əˌzɛl /
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noun

the demon or place in the wilderness to which the scapegoat is released in an atonement ritual. Leviticus 16:8, 10, 26.
the scapegoat itself.

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Origin of Azazel

From the Hebrew word ʿăzāzēl
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British Dictionary definitions for Azazel

Azazel
/ (əˈzeɪzəl, ˈæzəˌzɛl) /

noun

Old Testament a desert demon to whom the scapegoat bearing the sins of Israel was sent out once a year on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16:1–28)
(in later Jewish and Gnostic writings and in Muslim tradition) a prince of demons
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