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a    the dispersion of the Jews after the Babylonian and Roman conquests of Palestine  
b    the Jewish communities outside Israel  
c    the Jews living outside Israel  
d    the extent of Jewish settlement outside Israel  
2    (in the New Testament) the body of Christians living outside Palestine  
3    often not cap   a dispersion or spreading, as of people originally belonging to one nation or having a common culture  
     (C19: from Greek: a scattering, from diaspeirein to disperse, from dia- + speirein to scatter, sow; see spore)  
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diaspore, Dias, diastral, disport

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