Definition of Jewry in English:


Syllabification: Jew·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞orē

noun (plural Jewries)

1Jews collectively.
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  • Moreover, the nation-states of the Enlightenment were considered more insidiously dangerous to Jewry than the nation-states of reaction.
  • His aim was for the nation of Eastern European Jewry to survive and continue.
  • Grenada and Cordoba were home to the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry under Muslim rule.
2 historical A Jewish quarter in a town or city.
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  • Here is one eyewitness account of an attack on the Jewry of Mainz in May of 1096.
  • In the fifteenth century, urban Jewries continued to exist, and saw, during the reign of King René, a last period of relative tolerance.


Middle English: from Old French juierie, from juiu (see Jew).

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