dietary law


: any of the laws observed by Orthodox Jews that permit or prohibit certain foods

Examples of dietary law in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite rejoicing, however, Passover is also associated with strict dietary laws due to the symbolic significance that is reflected in the passages of Exodus. Coleby Phillips, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024 Strict dietary laws are observed and special prohibitions restrict work at the beginning and end of the festival. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Apr. 2024 Some of these dietary laws are so deeply entrenched that there have even been instances of property developers not selling apartments to meat eaters. Diksha Madhok, CNN, 21 Mar. 2024 Recognizing the importance of traditional dietary laws and honoring traditions, Grand Velas Riviera Maya has created a special website for Jewish guests to learn more about its offerings and submit questions or requests for more information. Roger Sands, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 The celebratory meal featured a roasted pig (which the couple didn’t eat both because of their vegetarianism and Jewish dietary laws). Alix Wall, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2023 In 2019, Hana set up a company for certifying that meats are prepared in accordance with Islamic dietary law. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 22 Sep. 2023 Halal meat must be from certain cuts, humanely slaughtered and prepared in accordance with Islamic dietary law as laid out in the Quran. Megan Woolard, Journal Sentinel, 26 Aug. 2023 Halal is food prepared or meat derived from animals slaughtered in accordance with Islamic dietary law. Giles Bruce, Chicago Tribune, 10 Aug. 2023

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First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dietary law was in 1907

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“Dietary law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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