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1. A native or inhabitant of the ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel.
2. A descendant of Jacob; a Jew.
3. A member of a people regarded as the chosen people of God.
4. A Jew not descended from the tribe of Levi and not a priest.
also Is·ra·el·it·ic (ĭz′rē-ə-lĭt′ĭk) Of or relating to ancient Israel, the ancient Israelites, or their culture.