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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Levirate (0.02651 detik)
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English → English (WordNet) Definition: levirate levirate n : the biblical institution whereby a man must marry the widow of his childless brother in order to maintain the brother's line
English → English (gcide) Definition: Levirate Levirate \Lev"i*rate\ (l[e^]v"[i^]*r[asl]t), Leviratical \Lev`i*rat"ic*al\ (-r[a^]t"[i^]*kal), a. [L. levir a husband's brother, brother-in-law; akin to Gr. dah`r: cf. F. l['e]virat leviration.] Of, pertaining to, or in accordance with, a law of the ancient Israelites and other tribes and races, according to which a woman, whose husband died without issue, was married to the husband's brother. [1913 Webster] The firstborn son of a leviratical marriage was reckoned and registered as the son of the deceased brother. --Alford. [1913 Webster]


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