halakah

noun, often capitalized
ha·la·kah
variants: or halachah or halacha \häˈläḵä, ˌhäläˈḵä, həˈläkə \
plural halakahs\-ḵäz, -kəz \ or halakoth or halachoth\häˈläˌḵōth, ˌhäläˈḵōth, -ōt, -ōs \

Definition of halakah 

: the body of Jewish oral laws supplementing the scriptural law and forming especially the legal part of the Talmud — compare aggadah , midrash

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History and Etymology for halakah

Hebrew hălākhāh, literally, way

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