Urim and Thummim

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U·rim and Thum·mim

 (yo͝or′ĭm ən thŭm′ĭm, o͝or′ĭm; to͝om′ĭm)
Sacred objects carried inside the breastplate of the high priest of ancient Israel and used as oracular media to divine the will of God.

[Partial translation of Hebrew 'ûrîm wə-tummîm : 'ûrîm, perhaps pl. of 'ûr, flame, light (from 'ôr, to be light; see ʔwr in Semitic roots) + wə-, and + tummîm, pl. of tōm, completion, integrity (from tam, to be complete; see tmm in Semitic roots).]

Urim and Thummim

(ˈjʊərɪm; ˈθʌmɪm)
(Bible) Old Testament two objects probably used as oracles and carried in the breastplate of the high priest (Exodus 28:30)
[C16: from Hebrew]

U•rim and Thum•mim

(ˈyʊər ɪm, ˈʊər-; ˈθʌm ɪm, ˈtʊm-)
objects worn in the breastplate of the Jewish high priest and used, perhaps like lots, to determine God's will. Ex. 28:30.
[1530–40; partial translation of Hebrew ūrīm wəthummīm]
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Noun1.Urim and Thummim - lots thrown to determine God's answers to yes-no questions
answer - the speech act of replying to a question
Urim y Tumim