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ketubah

[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.
1.
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
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  • And if she curses him with no reason, he divorces her without paying her the ketubah.
British Dictionary definitions for ketubah

ketubah

/kətuˈbaː/
noun
1.
(Judaism) the contract that states the obligations within Jewish marriage
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: document
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