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Pronunciation: (lev'ur-it, -u-rāt", lē'vur-it, -vu-rāt"), [key]
n.
the custom of marriage by a man with his brother's widow, such marriage required in Biblical law if the deceased was childless. Deut. 25:5–10.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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