noun, plural phy·lac·ter·ies.
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Origin of phylactery
OTHER WORDS FROM phylacteryphyl·ac·ter·ic [fil-ak-ter-ik], /ˌfɪl ækˈtɛr ɪk/, phyl·ac·ter·i·cal, adjectivephy·lac·ter·ied, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for phylactery
This latter class are sometimes called "characts," as an example of which may be mentioned the Jewish phylacteries.Bygone Beliefs|H. Stanley Redgrove
Do you think I could stand having my hands and feet tied—with phylacteries?'The Grandchildren of the Ghetto|Israel Zangwill
It was customary to tie certain kinds of phylacteries into a knot.Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery|Robert Means Lawrence
I never once saw him in prayer-scarf and phylacteries the whole time, or saying grace after meat.Stories and Pictures|Isaac Loeb Peretz
He wore the phylacteries all day, that he might be reminded of his religious duties.