[Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit]
- a person certified by a rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
Origin of shohet
shōḥēṭ literally, one who slaughters
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