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n. "Latter-day religious authorit[y]... scholar...of the Renaissance and later times[.]" (Glinert).
n. "[A]ny of the latter rabbinical expounders of codifiers of Jewish law...as distinguished from the the rishonim or earlier rabbinical authorities[.]" (Steinmetz)
"Before you check it in the Acharonim, look up the Rishonim." (Glinert)
"The Spanish Expulsion marks the approximate beginning of the age of the Acharonim" (source)
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אחרון acharon 'later, last'
acharon, akharon, ahron, aharon, akhron, achroin, akhroin
Plural achronim, acharonim, achroinim. Usually used in the plural.
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