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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