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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