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 (lā′zər, lăz′ər)
n. Archaic
A diseased person; a leper.

[Middle English, from Old French lazre, from Late Latin Lazarus, Lazarus, the beggar full of sores in a New Testament parable (Luke 16:20).]
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(Pathology) an archaic word for leper
[C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin, after Lazarus]
ˈlazar-ˌlike adj
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(ˈlæz ər, ˈleɪ zər)

a person infected with a disease, esp. leprosy.
[1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin lazarus leper, after Late Latin Lazarus Lazarus]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lazar - a person afflicted with leprosylazar - a person afflicted with leprosy  
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
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"Yes, but you are much in want of a revolution like our own -- not against your king, who is a mere child, but against that lazar of an Italian, the queen's favorite."
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