shehitah

or she·chi·tah

[ Sephardic Hebrew shuh-khee-tah; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-khee-tuh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ʃə xiˈtɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈxi tə /

noun Hebrew.

the slaughtering of animals for food by a duly certified person in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.

Nearby words

  1. sheffield,
  2. sheffield lake,
  3. sheffield plate,
  4. sheffield shield,
  5. shegetz,
  6. sheik,
  7. sheika,
  8. sheikdom,
  9. sheikh,
  10. sheikhdom

Compare shohet.

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