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sho•het



Pronunciation: ( Seph.shô-khet'; Ashk. shō'khāt, shoi'khit; Eng. shō'khit), [key]
n.,
pl. shohe•timPronunciation: (shōkh-tēm'), [key] Eng. sho•hets.
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.Cf. shehitah.

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