ketubah

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English kuh-too-buh; Sephardic Hebrew kuh-too-bah ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English kəˈtu bə; Sephardic Hebrew kə tuˈbɑ /

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.

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Origin of ketubah

kəthubbāh literally, something written
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Example sentences from the Web for ketubah

  • The ketubah was the document of a "gift on account of nuptials to be celebrated."

    Folkways|William Graham Sumner
  • His duties toward her are set forth in detail in the usual form of the Ketubah.

    Women's Wild Oats|C. Gasquoine Hartley

British Dictionary definitions for ketubah

ketubah
/ (kətuˈbaː) /

noun

Judaism the contract that states the obligations within Jewish marriage

Word Origin for ketubah

from Hebrew, literally: document
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