shohet

shohet

[Sephardic Hebrew shaw-khet; Ashkenazic Hebrew shoh-kheyt, shoi-khit; English shoh-khit]
noun, plural shohetim [shohkh-teem] . English, shohets. Hebrew.
a person certified by a rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
Also, shochet.
Compare shehitah.


Origin:
shōḥēṭ literally, one who slaughters

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