halacha

noun, often capitalized
ha·la·cha | \ hä-ˈlä-ḵə , ˌhä-lə-ˈḵä \
variants: or less commonly halakha

Definition of halacha 

: the body of Jewish law supplementing the scriptural law and forming especially the legal part of the Talmud

Other words from halacha

halachic or less commonly halakhic \hə-ˈla-kik, hä-ˈlä- \ adjective often capitalized

First Known Use of halacha

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for halacha

Hebrew halākhāh, literally, way

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