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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diaspora  \Di*as"po*ra\,  n.  [Gr.  ?.  See  {Diaspore}.] 
  Lit.,  ``Dispersion.''  --  applied  collectively:  a  To  those 
  Jews  who  after  the  Exile,  were  scattered  through  the  Old 
  World,  and  afterwards  to  Jewish  Christians  living  among 
  heathen.  Cf  --James  i.  1.  b  By  extension,  to  Christians 
  isolated  from  their  own  communion,  as  among  the  Moravians  to 
  those  living,  usually  as  missionaries,  outside  of  the  parent 
  congregation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Diaspora 
  n  :  the  dispersion  of  the  Jews  from  Palestine  after  the 
  Babylonian  exile  (358  BC)  [syn:  {Diaspora}] 




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