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shochet

[Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈxɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ xeɪt, ˈʃɔɪ xɪt; English ˈʃoʊ xɪt/
noun, plural shochetim
[shohkh-teem] /ʃoʊxˈtim/ (Show IPA).
English, shochets. Hebrew.
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shohet

[Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit] /Sephardic Hebrew ʃɔˈxɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃoʊ xeɪt, ˈʃɔɪ xɪt; English ˈʃoʊ xɪt/
noun, plural shohetim
[shohkh-teem] /ʃoʊxˈtim/ (Show IPA).
English, shohets. Hebrew.
1.
a person certified by a rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
Compare shehitah.
Origin of shohet
shōḥēṭ literally, one who slaughters
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British Dictionary definitions for shochet

shochet

/ˈʃɒkɛt; ˈʃɒxɛt/
noun (pl) shochets, shochetim
1.
(in Judaism) a person who has been specially trained and licensed to slaughter animals and birds in accordance with the laws of shechita
Word Origin
C19: from Hebrew, literally: slaughtering
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