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Jewry

[ joo-ree ]
/ ˈdʒu ri /
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noun, plural Jew·ries.

the Jewish people collectively.
a district inhabited mainly by Jews; ghetto.
Archaic. Judea.

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Origin of Jewry

1175–1225; Middle English jewerie<Anglo-French juerie (Old French juierie), equivalent to juJew + -erie-ery

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Jewry

jewelry, Jewry , jury
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British Dictionary definitions for Jewry

Jewry
/ (ˈdʒʊərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

  1. Jews collectively
  2. the Jewish religion or culture
archaic (sometimes found in street names in England) a quarter of a town inhabited by Jews
the Jewry (in some anti-semitic literature) the Jews conceived of as an organized force seeking world domination
archaic the land of Judaea
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