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(ˌmɔːdəˈkaɪ; ˈmɔːdəˌkaɪ)
1. (Biography) Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)
2. (Bible) Old Testament the cousin of Esther who averted a massacre of the Jews (Esther 2–9)
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(ˈmɔr dɪˌkaɪ, -ˌxaɪ)

the cousin of Esther who delivered the Jews from the destruction planned by Haman. Esther 2–8.
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References in classic literature ?
"Mordecai Smith" was printed across it in large letters, and, underneath, "Boats to hire by the hour or day." A second inscription above the door informed us that a steam launch was kept,--a statement which was confirmed by a great pile of coke upon the jetty.
I want to find the whereabouts of a steam launch called the Aurora, owner Mordecai Smith, black with two red streaks, funnel black with a white band.
What is the ruinous discount which Mordecai, the broker, gets from poor Woebegone, the bankrupt, on a loan to keep Woebegone's family from starvation; what is that ruinous discount but a Fast-Fish?
`All these things profit me nothing while I see Mordecai the Jew sitting in the gate.'"
A defensive mix up from the visitors gifted the hosts the all-important goal as Mordecai slotted home will a cool finish, with the on-rushing goalkeeper, Brian Ndegwa, well beaten.
He commended the Director of DPR, Mordecai Ladan, and his team for ensuring that policies of the federal government regarding oil sector reforms are duly complied with.
To find an American Jew who fits the bill, we have to turn to the 19th century and to Mordecai Manuel Noah.
It was then that Mordecai, Esther's uncle, appealed to his niece.
Purim celebrations have a carnival-like atmosphere, with people either wearing their best Sabbath clothing or fancy dresses - with Mordecai, King Xerxes, Haman, Queen Esther, and Vashti among the most popular costumes.
A Mordecai Trisler B Mordecai Worcei C Mordecai Proslei D Mordecai Richler 5.
Without that incentive, Jack was not sure he would have made it to Baron Byng High School, where he first met Mordecai Richler.