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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.
Also, shochet.
Compare shehitah.
Origin
shōḥēṭ literally, one who slaughters
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