[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English kuh-too-buh; Sephardic Hebrew kuh-too-bah]See more synonyms for ketubah on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural ke·tu·both, ke·tu·bot, ke·tu·bos [Ashkenazic Hebrew kuh-too-bohs; Sephardic Hebrew kuh-too-bawt] /Ashkenazic Hebrew kəˈtu boʊs; Sephardic Hebrew kə tuˈbɔt/, English ke·tu·bahs. Hebrew.
- the formal contract in a Jewish religious marriage that includes specific financial protection for the wife in the event that the husband dies or divorces her.
Origin of ketubah
kəthubbāh literally, something written
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for ketubah
The ketubah was the document of a "gift on account of nuptials to be celebrated."
His duties toward her are set forth in detail in the usual form of the Ketubah.
British Dictionary definitions for ketubah
- Judaism the contract that states the obligations within Jewish marriage
from Hebrew, literally: document
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