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noun [countable/uncountable]     Yom Kippur pronunciation in British English
/ˌjɒm ˈkɪpə(r)/    Yom Kippur pronunciation in British English
/ˌjɒm kɪˈpʊə(r)/
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singularYom Kippur
pluralYom Kippurs
  1. a day each year in September or October when Jewish people do not eat or drink but pray to God to forgive them for things that they have done wrong. This holiday is also called the Day of Atonement.
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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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