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lazar

(lā′zər, lăz′ər)
n. Archaic
A diseased person; a leper.
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In a broader use of the term, scientists describe Lazars taxa as a large number of species that seemed to disappear during Earth's greatest mass extinction, to reappear a few million years later, but then to have gone extinct.
Lazar, who had just thanked his rabbi and congregation for their supportiveness during illness, Goldman noted that "some do not stop to think that despite the fact that they are on the books and pay dues, they are virtually strangers to the members of the Synagogue, to its officers and leadership.
Lazars of Millennium Settlements in Maitland recently earned his board certification and the designation of Certified Structured Settlement Consultant from the University of Notre Dame in conjunction with the National Structured Settlement Trade Association.
At Leicester, the James Hetherton-trained Virbius looks the best bet on the card in the Burton Lazars Conditional Jockeys' Selling Handicap Hurdle (2.50).
At times Shakespeare seems intent on theatrically appropriating the antiprelatical feeling of the Elizabethan Puritans--which was gradually becoming a disaffection with monarchy as well--for the monarchy or royal family itself: we see this appropriation when pious Prince John of Lancaster chastises the Archbishop of York, "th' [imagin'd] voice of God himself," for "misus[ing] the reverence of [his] place" (2 Henry IV 4.2.19, 23), and when the crooked bishops of Henry V are seen complaining of the king's Robin Hood-like redistribution of their wealth "to relief of lazars, and weak age / Of indigent faint souls past corporal toil" (1.1.15-16).
While he is occupied with his patient, the Lazars seem to be busy only with themselves and with buying gifts.