Share this entry

Share this page

Mossad

Line breaks: Mos¦sad
Pronunciation: /mɒˈsad
 
/

Definition of Mossad in English:

1The Supreme Institution for Intelligence and Special Assignments, the principal secret intelligence service of the state of Israel, founded in 1951.
2The Institution for the Second Immigration, an organization formed in 1938 for the purpose of bringing Jews from Europe to Palestine.

Origin

from Hebrew mōsāḏ 'institution'.

Definition of Mossad in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…