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paschal lamb

n.
1.
a. The lamb sacrificed at the first Passover.
b. A lamb sacrificed in any later Passover commemoration.
2. Paschal Lamb See Agnus Dei.
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Paschal Lamb

n
1. (Judaism) (sometimes not capitals) Old Testament the lamb killed and eaten on the first day of the Passover
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christ regarded as this sacrifice
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pas′chal lamb′


n.
1. a lamb slaughtered and eaten by the ancient Hebrews at Passover.
2. (caps.) Christ.
3. (caps.) any of several symbolic representations of Christ, as the Agnus Dei.
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Noun1.paschal lamb - figure of a lambPaschal Lamb - figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
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Paschal Lamb

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