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[Ashkenazic Hebrew, English kuh-too-buh; Sephardic Hebrew kuh-too-bah] /Ashkenazic Hebrew, English kəˈtu bə; Sephardic Hebrew kə tuˈbɑ/
noun, plural ketuboth, ketubot, ketubos
[Ashkenazic Hebrew kuh-too-bohs; Sephardic Hebrew kuh-too-bawt] /Ashkenazic Hebrew kəˈtu boʊs; Sephardic Hebrew kə tuˈbɔt/ (Show IPA).
English, ketubahs. Hebrew.
the formal contract in a Jewish religious marriage that includes specific financial protection for the wife in the event that the husband dies or divorces her.
Origin of ketubah
kəthubbāh literally, something written Unabridged
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  • The ketubah was the document of a "gift on account of nuptials to be celebrated."

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • His duties toward her are set forth in detail in the usual form of the ketubah.

    Women's Wild Oats C. Gasquoine Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for ketubah


(Judaism) the contract that states the obligations within Jewish marriage
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: document
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