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Gentile

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GEN'TILE, n. L. gentilis from L. gens, nation, race applied to pagans.

In the scriptures, a pagan a worshipper of false gods any person not a Jew or a christian a heathen. The Hebrews included in the term goim or nations, all the tribes of men who had not received the true faith,and were not circumcised. The christians translated goim by the L. gentes, and imitated the Jews in giving the name gentiles to all nations who were not Jews nor christians. In affairs, the denomination was given to all nations who were not Romans.

GEN'TILE, a. Pertaining to pagans or heathens.

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