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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purim  \Pu"rim\,  n.  [Heb.  p[=u]r,  pl  p[=u]r[imac]m,  a  lot.] 
  A  Jewish  festival,  called  also  the  Feast  of  Lots  instituted 
  to  commemorate  the  deliverance  of  the  Jews  from  the 
  machinations  of  Haman.  --Esther  ix  26. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  Jewish  holy  day  commemorating  their  deliverance  from 
  massacre  by  Haman  [syn:  {Purim}] 

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