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phylactery

phy·lac·ter·y

phylactery

 
pronunciation:
f laek t ri
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: phylacteries
definition 1: one of two small leather boxes worn strapped on the left arm and forehead by religious Jewish men during regular morning worship, that contain pieces of parchment bearing passages from Scripture.
definition 2: a charm or amulet.
similar words:
charm
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