Passover

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passover

A feast of the jews, instituted to commemorate the sparing of the Hebrews in egypt, when god, smiting the firstborn of the egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites which were marked with the blood of a lamb.

The sacrifice offered at the feast of the passover; the paschal lamb.

Origin: Pass _ over. See Pasch.

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