halacha

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noun, often capitalized ha·la·cha \hä-ˈlä-ḵə, ˌhä-lə-ˈḵä\

Definition of halacha

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

halachic

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halakhic

\hə-ˈla-kik, hä-ˈlä-\ adjective, often capitalized

Variants of halacha

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halakha

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Origin and Etymology of halacha

Hebrew halākhāh, literally, way


First Known Use: 1856


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