• 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


  • פטור

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


      • 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

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