Knesset

[ knes-et ]
/ ˈknɛs ɛt /
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noun

the unicameral parliament of Israel.

Origin of Knesset

1945–50; < Modern Hebrew kneset, post-Biblical Hebrew kəneseth gathering

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British Dictionary definitions for knesset

Knesset

Knesseth

/ (ˈknɛsɪt) /

noun

the unicameral parliament of Israel

Word Origin for Knesset

Hebrew, literally: gathering

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Word Origin and History for knesset

Knesset

Israeli parliament, 1949, from Mishnaic Hebrew keneseth "gathering, assembly," from stem of Hebrew kanas "he gathered, assembled, collected."

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Culture definitions for knesset

Knesset

[ (knes-et, kuh-nes-et) ]

The parliament of Israel.

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