shochet

[ Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈxɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ xeɪt, ˈʃɔɪ xɪt; English ˈʃoʊ xɪt /

noun, plural shoche·tim [shohkh-teem] /ʃoʊxˈtim/, English sho·chets. Hebrew.

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shohet

or sho·chet

[ Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈxɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ xeɪt, ˈʃɔɪ xɪt; English ˈʃoʊ xɪt /

noun, plural shohe·tim [shohkh-teem] /ʃoʊxˈtim/, English sho·hets. Hebrew.

a person certified by a rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
Compare shehitah.

Origin of shohet

shōḥēṭ literally, one who slaughters
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shochet
/ (ˈʃɒkɛt, ˈʃɒxɛt) /

noun plural shochets or shochetim

(in Judaism) a person who has been specially trained and licensed to slaughter animals and birds in accordance with the laws of shechita

Word Origin for shochet

C19: from Hebrew, literally: slaughtering
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