Leviticus

[ li-vit-i-kuhs ]
/ lɪˈvɪt ɪ kəs /

noun

the third book of the Bible, containing laws relating to the priests and Levites and to the forms of Jewish ceremonial observance. Abbreviation: Lev.

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Origin of Leviticus

First recorded in 1375–1425; from Late Latin Lēviticus (liber) “Levitical (book),” from Greek Leuītikós; see Levite, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for Leviticus

Leviticus
/ (lɪˈvɪtɪkəs) /

noun

Old Testament the third book of the Old Testament, containing Levitical law and ritual precepts
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