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An ancient Hebrew coin and unit of weight.

[Hebrew gērâ, grain, bean, gerah.]
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1. (Units) an ancient Hebrew unit of weight
2. (Currencies) an ancient Hebrew coin equal to one twentieth of a shekel
3. (Historical Terms) an ancient Hebrew coin equal to one twentieth of a shekel
[C16: from Hebrew gērāh bean]
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(ˈgi rə)

an ancient Hebrew weight and coin, equal to 1/20 of a shekel.
[1525–35; < Hebrew gērāh < Akkadian girū]
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MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad said the initiative was introduced following the launch of the Anti-Corruption Revolution Movement (Gerah) on Aug 1 last year involving those aged 18 years and above.
The road race saw the same top men and woman vying for the honors once again, but Gerah Ah-Fook, Jonathan Miller and HI Greg Taylor were not far behind.
ON THEIR WAY: Top, kids, parents and school staff set out on their 'walking bus'; left, Gerah Albargothy, nine, eats fresh strawberries in the school's greenhouse; above, deputy head Mandy Hatton with Terry Harvey ,of the Elite Sports Development Company, who raised over pounds 900 for the school to invest in new PE equipment.
The facts in Gerah Imports Pty Ltd v Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce (1987) 17 FCR 1, where a tender was conducted under the provisions of an instrument issued under the Customs Act 1901 (Cth), are an example of a circumstance in which the challenge to the tender process was made by reference to the provisions of a statutory scheme.
'We will investigate because match-fixing involves corruption,' he told a press conference at the 'Sahabat Gerakan Revolusi Anti Rasuah (GERAH)' programme and launch of the 'Gerakan Memerangi Pemberi Rasuah (Gempur)' campaign with Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) at Menara DBKL here.