Definition for MAS-O-RET'IC

MAS-O-RET'IC, a. [Heb. מסר, to deliver, whence masora, tradition, whence the Masorites, the adherents to the traditionary readings of the Scriptures.]

Relating to the Masorites, who interpreted the Scriptures by tradition, and invented the Hebrew points to fix the true reading and pronunciation. Whence the vowel-points are denominated masoretic.

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