Lazar

La"zar

(?), n. [OF. lazare, fr. Lazarus the beggar. Luke xvi. 20.] A person infected with a filthy or pestilential disease; a leper. Chaucer.
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Like loathsome lazars, by the hedges lay.
Spenser.
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Lazar house a lazaretto; also, a hospital for quarantine.
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Laz`a*ret"

(lz`*rt"),

Laz`a*ret"to

(lz`*rt"t), } n. [F. lazaret, or It. lazzeretto, fr. Lazarus. See Lazar.] 1. A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious diseases.
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2. (Naut.) (Pronounced by seamen lz`*rt") A low space under the after part of the main deck, used as a storeroom.
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