blood libel


noun

the false accusation that Jews murder Christian children to use their blood in religious rituals: blood libels that spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.

Nearby words

  1. blood guilt,
  2. blood heat,
  3. blood is thicker than water,
  4. blood knot,
  5. blood level,
  6. blood lily,
  7. blood meal,
  8. blood money,
  9. blood orange,
  10. blood plasma

Also called blood accusation.

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