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Definition of 'hasidism'


  1. a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly
       Synonyms: Hasidim Hassidim Chasidim Chassidim
  2. beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews
       Synonyms: Hassidism Chasidism Chassidism

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