Definition of phylactery in English:
noun (plural phylacteries)
A small leather box containing Hebrew texts on vellum, worn by Jewish men at morning prayer as a reminder to keep the law.
- Although not usually religious he grasped the Jewish artefacts, his phylacteries, in his jacket pocket.
- Nearby, you will frequently see a table set out with spare pairs of Tefillin - phylacteries.
- On the cross, Jesus wears the phylacteries of a devout Jew and holds the Torah scroll in his right hand.
Definition of phylactery in:
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