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Judea

or Ju·dae·a

[joo-dee-uh]
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noun
  1. the S region of ancient Palestine: existed under Persian, Greek, and Roman rule; divided between Israel and Jordan in 1948; since 1967 completely occupied by Israel.
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British Dictionary definitions for judea

Judea

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Judaea
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Word Origin and History for judea

Judea

from Latin Judaea, from Judah (see Judah).

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