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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Assidean  \As`si*de"an\,  n.  [Heb.  kh[=a]sad  to  be  pious.] 
  One  of  a  body  of  devoted  Jews  who  opposed  the  Hellenistic 
  Jews,  and  supported  the  Asmoneans.