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

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British Dictionary definitions for shochet

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
C19: from Hebrew, literally: slaughtering
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