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ketubah

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English kuh-too-buh; Sephardic Hebrew kuh-too-bah ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew, English k蓹藞tu b蓹; Sephardic Hebrew k蓹 tu藞b蓱 /
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noun, plural ke路tu路both, ke路tu路bot, ke路tu路bos [Ashkenazic Hebrew kuh-too-bohs; Sephardic Hebrew kuh-too-bawt], /Ashkenazic Hebrew k蓹藞tu bo蕣s; Sephardic Hebrew k蓹 tu藞b蓴t/, English ke路tu路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

k蓹thubb膩h literally, something written
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How to use ketubah in a sentence

  • His duties toward her are set forth in detail in the usual form of the Ketubah.

    Women's Wild Oats|C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • The ketubah was the document of a "gift on account of nuptials to be celebrated."

    Folkways|William Graham Sumner

British Dictionary definitions for ketubah

ketubah
/ (k蓹tu藞ba藧) /

noun
Judaism the contract that states the obligations within Jewish marriage

Word Origin for ketubah

from Hebrew, literally: document
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