- A woman whose husband has refused her a Jewish divorce.
- A woman who is unable to remarry, due to the fact that her husband is missing and it is not known whether her husband is alive or dead.
- "The plight of agunahs has become a great concern to the Jewish community in recent years."
- "After the Holocaust, this posek was able to be matir many agunos."
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Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
plural agunot, agunos (עגונות)
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