or che·rem

[ Sephardic Hebrew khe-rem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khey-ruh m ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ˈxɛ rɛm; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxeɪ rəm /

noun Hebrew.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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