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  • A dispersion of a group of people from their native land, commonly used in reference to the Jews.
  • The Jews that were scattered among the Gentiles after Babylonian captivity
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



||Di*as"po*ra (?), n. [Gr. &?;. See Diaspore.] Lit., "Dispersion." -- applied collectively: (a) To those Jews who, after the Exile, were scattered through the Old World, and afterwards to Jewish Christians living among heathen. Cf. James i. 1. (b) By extension, to Christians isolated from their own communion, as among the Moravians to those living, usually as missionaries, outside of the parent congregation.

||Di*as"po*ra (?), n. [Gr. &?;. See Diaspore.] Lit., "Dispersion." -- applied collectively: (a) To those Jews who, after the Exile, were scattered through the Old World, and afterwards to Jewish Christians living among heathen. Cf. James i. 1. (b) By extension, to Christians isolated from their own communion, as among the Moravians to those living, usually as missionaries, outside of the parent congregation.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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