dietary law

dietary law

noun Judaism.
law dealing with foods permitted to be eaten, food preparation and combinations, and the utensils and dishes coming into contact with food.
Compare kashruth.


Origin:
1925–30

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dietary law

any of the prescriptions as to what may or may not be eaten under particular conditions. These prescriptions and proscriptions are sometimes religious; often they are secular; frequently, they are both.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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