patur

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • adj. Not liable, exempt.

Example Sentences

  • "I am no expert on this subject and am not taking a position but I thought the real question was whether a mute boy should have a bar mitzva at all or whether they are potur of mitzvahs as a cheresh." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • פטור

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      potur, poter

Edit     Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.