La"zar (?), n. [OF. lazare, fr. Lazarus the beggar. Luke xvi. 20.]

A person infected with a filthy or pestilential disease; a leper.

Chaucer.

Like loathsome lazars, by the hedges lay. Spenser.

Lazar house a lazaretto; also, a hospital for quarantine.

 

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