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halal

[huh-lahl] /həˈlɑl/
adjective
1.
(of an animal or its meat) slaughtered or prepared in the manner prescribed by Islamic law.
2.
of or relating to halal meat:
a halal butcher.
noun
3.
a halal animal or halal meat.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Arabic halāl lawful
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  • Additionally, on occasion my family would purchase kosher food because it was always halal.
  • The menu also accommodates individuals with food allergies, or organic, kosher or halal food requirements.
  • The menu has a heavy focus on vegetarian dishes, plus a variety of traditional halal meals.
  • halal is fast becoming recognized as a new benchmark for quality, hygiene and safety.
  • These forms now include language concerning the halal meat alternative program.
  • Kosher and halal foods are also increasing in popularity.
British Dictionary definitions for halal

halal

/hɑːˈlɑːl/
noun
1.
meat from animals that have been killed according to Muslim law
adjective
2.
of or relating to such meat: a halal butcher
verb (transitive) -als, -alling, -alled
3.
to kill (animals) in this way
Word Origin
from Arabic: lawful
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Word Origin and History for halal
adj.

1855, Arabic, literally "lawful." Halal food has been prepared in a manner prescribed by Islamic law.

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