pid•yon ha•ben

Pronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.pēd-yôn' hä-ben'; Ashk. Heb.,'yun hä-ben'), [key] Judaism.
the rite of relieving the first male child born to parents not descended from Aaron or Levi of certain religious obligations by redeeming him from a member of the priestly class, celebrated 30 days after the child's birth. Also,Pid•yon' ha-Ben'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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