pidyon haben

Seph. Heb. /peed yawn" hah ben"/; Ashk. Heb., Eng. /pid"yeuhn hah ben"/, 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.
[ < Heb pidyon habben lit., redemption of the son]

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