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
Words nearby phylactery
Example sentences from the Web for phylactery
Herein he has sense enough to know that only in kabrit (sulphur) is the phylactery which destroys the phylloxera.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
The first phylactery which it was my good fortune to be allowed to examine was one worn by Ta-ul-tzu-je, of the Kaytzentin gens.
If Peter Faneuil made not broad his phylactery, he made broad that mantle of charity, which covereth a multitude of sins.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
There is no phylactery against the poor opinion of one's grandchildren.The Book of This and That|Robert Lynd
I do not know how Kirstie became convinced that, whoever or whatever the enemy might be, Mr. Johnstone was the phylactery.Two Sides of the Face|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch