Pronunciation: ( Ashk., Eng. ku-tOO'bu; Seph.ku-tOO-bä'), [key]
—pl. -tu•both, -tu•bot, -tu•bosPronunciation: ( Ashk. -tOO'bōs; Seph.-tOO-bôt'), [key] Eng. -bahs. Hebrew.
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.
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