halal

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adjective ha·lal \ hə-ˈläl \

Definition of halal

1 :sanctioned by Islamic law; especially :ritually fit for use
  • halal foods
2 :selling or serving food ritually fit according to Islamic law
  • a halal restaurant

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Origin and Etymology of halal

Arabic ḥalāl permissible


HALAL Defined for English Language Learners

halal

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adjective

Definition of halal for English Language Learners

  • : accepted by Muslim law as fit for eating

  • : selling or serving halal food


HALAL Defined for Kids

halal

adjective hal·al \ hə-ˈläl \

Definition of halal for Students

1 :fit for eating under Islamic law
  • halal meat
2 :selling or serving food fit for eating under Islamic law
  • halal restaurants

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