patur

Alternative Spellings

potur, poter

Definitions

  • 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." (http://www.vosizneias.com/132153/2013/05/31/jerusalem-halachic-ruling-allows-deaf-mute-boys-to-read-at-bar-mitzvah/)

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

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).

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