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JEW'RY, n. Judea; also, a district inhabited by Jews, whence the name of a street in London.
noun Date: 14th century
n. (pl. -ies) 1 Jews collectively. 2 hist. a Jews' quarter in a town etc. Etymology: ME f. AF juerie, OF juierie (as JEW)
Jewry Jew"ry, n. [OE. Jewerie, OF. Juierie, F. Juiverie.] Judea; also, a district inhabited by Jews; a Jews' quarter. --Chaucer. Teaching throughout all Jewry. -- Luke xxiii. 5.
Jewry is all the people, or all the people in a particular place, who believe in and practise the religion of Judaism. (FORMAL) There could be no better way to strengthen the unity of world Jewry. N-UNCOUNT: usu adj N
ju'-ri, joo'-ri: In Da 5:13 the King James Version, where the Revised Version (British and American) has "Judah"; in the New Testament, in two places in the King James Version, Lu 23:5; Joh 7:1, where the Revised Version (British and American) has correctly "Judaea" (Ioudaia) (which see).