Marrano: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mu-rä'nō), [key]
— pl. -nos.
  1. a Spanish or Portuguese Jew who was converted to Christianity during the late Middle Ages, usually under threat of death or persecution, esp. one who continued to adhere to Judaism in secret.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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