dietary law


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kosher certification confirms that a food product has been properly vetted and monitored for rigorous compliance with traditional Jewish dietary law. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2023 Kosher salt consists of larger, flakier crystals, named because of its ability to help extract blood and moisture out of meat during the koshering process of Jewish dietary law. Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2020 Sharia is not civic law, but rather a set of religious guidelines that govern an individual’s life and faith, including marriages, funerals, dietary laws and even banking practices. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, 18 Feb. 2020 Cost for event’s dinner and entertainment is $100 per person and dietary laws will be observed. Sergio Carmona,, 31 Oct. 2019 Many scholars, for instance, suspect that the origins of religious dietary laws forbidding the consumption of pig meat lie in pigs’ susceptibility to worms that are harmful to human beings. The Economist, 21 Nov. 2019 Kosher dietary laws will be observed at the awards dinner. cleveland, 11 Oct. 2019 The night will also feature wine, cheese and special delicacies from the book, with dietary laws observed. Sergio Carmona,, 6 Sep. 2019 Eleff, however, was concerned about the plane’s several dozen passengers who keep kosher (that is, according to Judaism’s dietary laws). Susan Glaser,, 2 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

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 27 Mar. 2023.

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