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 (bē′lē-əl, bēl′yəl)
1. A personification of wickedness and ungodliness alluded to in the Bible.
2. One of the fallen angels who rebelled against God in Milton's Paradise Lost.


1. (Bible) a demon mentioned frequently in apocalyptic literature: identified in the Christian tradition with the devil or Satan
2. (Judaism) (in the Old Testament and rabbinical literature) worthlessness or wickedness
[C13: from Hebrew bəlīyya`al, from bəlīy without + ya`al worth]


(ˈbi li əl, ˈbil yəl)

1. the spirit of evil personified; the devil; Satan.
2. (in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels.
[Middle English < Late Latin < Hebrew bəliyya‘al=bəlī without + ya‘al worth, use]
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