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Jude

[jood]
noun
  1. a book of the New Testament.
  2. the author of this book, sometimes identified with Judas, the brother of James.
  3. Judas(def 3).
  4. a male given name, form of Judd or Judah.
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Jude

noun
  1. a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Jude)
  2. Saint Jude or Judas the author of this, stated to be the brother of James (Jude 1) and almost certainly identical with Thaddaeus (Matthew 10:2–4). Feast day: Oct 28 or June 19
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Word Origin and History for jude

Jude

masc. proper name, Hellenized form of Judah (q.v.), maintained in the Bible for the names of two disciples of Christ, to distinguish them from Judas (q.v.).

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