Definitions for judeadʒuˈdi ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the S region of ancient Palestine: existed under Persian, Greek, and Roman rule; divided between Israel and Jordan in 1948; occupied by Israel since 1967.
Category: Geography (places)
the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ
Roman rendition of Judah. Used after the fall of the Davidic dynasty and through the period as part of the Roman Empire.
1611 In the hundred fourscore and eighth year, the people that were at Jerusalem and in Judea, and the council, and Judas, sent greeting and health unto Aristobulus, king Ptolemeus' master, who was of the stock of the anointed priests, and to the Jews that were in Egypt u2014 2 Maccabees 1:10 KJV.
Origin: From Iudaea, from Ἰουδαία, from Biblical יהודה.