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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Origin and Etymology of beth din

Hebrew bēth dīn, literally, house of judgment


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