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halal

[ huh-lahl ]
/ həˈlɑl /
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adjective

  1. relating to or noting meat prepared or animals slaughtered in the manner prescribed by Islamic law: a halal butcher.
  2. (of foods, medications, etc.) fit to eat or use according to Islamic law: halal baked goods;halal cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
permissible to have or do under Islamic law: halal savings accounts that do not pay interest.

noun

a halal animal or halal meat: Halal is sold at my local supermarket.

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Origin of halal

First recorded in 1795–1800; from Arabic ḥalāl (noun) “that which is lawful”
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British Dictionary definitions for halal

halal

hallal

/ (hɑːˈlɑːl) /

noun

meat from animals that have been killed according to Muslim law

adjective

of or relating to such meata halal butcher

verb -als, -alling or -alled (tr)

to kill (animals) in this way

Word Origin for halal

from Arabic: lawful
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