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noun

the ancient law of the Hebrews, ascribed to Moses.
the part of the Scripture containing this law; the Pentateuch.

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Origin of Mosaic Law

First recorded in 1695–1705
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British Dictionary definitions for Mosaic Law

Mosaic law
/ (məʊˈzeɪɪk) /

noun

Old Testament the laws of the Hebrews ascribed to Moses and contained in the Pentateuch
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Cultural definitions for Mosaic Law

Mosaic law

The law that, according to the Old Testament, God gave to the Israelites through Moses. The Mosaic law begins with the Ten Commandments and includes the many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament. In Judaism, these books are called the Torah, or “the Law.”

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