shochet

[Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit]
noun, plural shochetim [shohkh-teem] . English, shochets. Hebrew.
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shochet (ˈʃɒkɛt, ˈʃɒxɛt)
 
n , pl shochets, shochetim
(in Judaism) a person who has been specially trained and licensed to slaughter animals and birds in accordance with the laws of shechita
 
[C19: from Hebrew, literally: slaughtering]

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To be certified as kosher, an animal must be slaughtered humanely by specially trained individuals called shochet.
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