Pronunciation: (iz'rē-u-līt", -rā-), [key]
1. a descendant of Jacob, esp. a member of the Hebrew people who inhabited the ancient kingdom of Israel.
2. one of a group considered by its members or by others as God's chosen people.
of or pertaining to ancient Israel or its people; Hebrew.
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