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Ko·hen

(kō′ən)
n. pl. Ko·hens or Ko·ha·nim (kō′hä-nĭm) Judaism
A male Jew belonging to a patrilineal line claiming descent from Aaron. Kohanim served as priests in ancient Judaism, and present-day Kohanim are accorded special status in Orthodox Judaism.

[Hebrew kōhēn, priest; akin to Aramaic kāhnā and Ugaritic khn.]

Kohen

(kɒˈhɛn; kɔɪn) or

Cohen

n
(Judaism) Judaism a member of the priestly family of the Tribe of Levi, descended from Aaron, who has certain ritual privileges in the synagogue service
[from Hebrew, literally: priest]
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Recently, the Israeli-run District Court in Occupied Jerusalem upheld three real-estate deals between the Greek Orthodox Church and Ateret Cohanim, a colonist group seeking to boost Jewish numbers in occupied Jerusalem.
Most famously, statistically significant percentages of Cohanim (male Jews of putative priestly descent) from Jewish populations around the world share a genetic marker known as the Cohen Modal Haplotype.
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Jim Eccelstone was the one who started this all off," said Cindy Cohanim, special projects manager at Calstone.
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