beth din

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

bet din

\ˈbāt-ˈdin, ˈbās-\

Definition of beth din

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of beth din

Hebrew bēth dīn, literally, house of judgment


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