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Phylactery

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(1):

(n.) Any charm or amulet worn as a preservative from danger or disease.

(2):

(n.) A small square box, made either of parchment or of black calfskin, containing slips of parchment or vellum on which are written the scriptural passages Exodus xiii. 2-10, and 11-17, Deut. vi. 4-9, 13-22. They are worn by Jews on the head and left arm, on week-day mornings, during the time of prayer.

(3):

(n.) Among the primitive Christians, a case in which the relics of the dead were inclosed.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Phylactery'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/p/phylactery.html. 1828.

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