beth din

noun
\ ˈbāth-ˈdin , -ˈdēn , ˈbāt- , ˈbās- \
variants: or bet din \ˈbāt-ˈdin, ˈbās- \

Definition of beth din 

1 : a Jewish court in ancient times composed of three or four judges

2 : a judicial body composed of a rabbi and two or more assistants having jurisdiction in matters of Jewish law

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History and Etymology for beth din

Hebrew bēth dīn, literally, house of judgment

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