beth din

\ 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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