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From Hebrew מסורת \ מָסֹרֶת (masóret).


masoret (plural masorets)

  1. An unwritten tradition orally passed down as law by the Hebrews.
    • 2011, Ra'anan S. Boustan, ‎Oren Kosansky, & ‎Marina Rustow, Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History, ISBN 0812204867:
      The rough correspondence between these concepts and “native” Jewish ideas such as masoret (authoritative tradition) and galut (exile) further helps to explain their enduring status in the field.
    • 2014, Richard Fiedler, Sod Ha'ibur, ISBN 0990357708, page 77:
      From the above, it would seem that Rabban Gamliel had a different masoret from R' Yehoshua, one that was a very well-kept secret.
    • 2015, Herbert Basser & ‎Marsha B. Cohen, The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions, ISBN 9004291784:
      “The Sadducees say that there is a tradition (masoret) in the hands of the Pharisees to afflict themselves,” according to 'Abot R. Nat. A (end chap. 12).