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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“Beth din.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beth%20din. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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