Meaning of Israelite

Is•ra•el•ite

Pronunciation: (iz'rē-u-līt", -rā-), [key]
— n.
  1. a descendant of Jacob, esp. a member of the Hebrew people who inhabited the ancient kingdom of Israel.
  2. one of a group considered by its members or by others as God's chosen people.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to ancient Israel or its people; Hebrew.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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