Meaning of Conservative Jew

Conserv'ative Jew'

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  1. a Jew who adheres for the most part to the principles and practices of traditional Judaism with the reservation that, taking into account contemporary conditions, certain modifications or rejections are permissible. Cf. Orthodox Jew, Reform Jew.
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