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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Synagogue \Syn"a*gogue\, n. [F., from L. synagoga, Gr. ? a bringing together, an assembly, a synagogue, fr. ? to bring together; sy`n with + ? to lead. See Syn-, and Agent.] 1. A congregation or assembly of Jews met for the purpose of worship, or the performance of religious rites. [1913 Webster] 2. The building or place appropriated to the religious worship of the Jews. [1913 Webster] 3. The council of, probably, 120 members among the Jews, first appointed after the return from the Babylonish captivity; -- called also the Great Synagogue, and sometimes, though erroneously, the Sanhedrin. [1913 Webster] 4. A congregation in the early Christian church. [1913 Webster] My brethren, . . . if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring. --James ii. 1,2 (Rev. Ver.). [1913 Webster] 5. Any assembly of men. [Obs. or R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]