hechsher

noun hech·sher \ˈheḵshər\

Definition of hechsher

plural

hechsherim

\heḵˈshārə̇m, -ˌrēm\ or

hechshers

\ˈheḵshərz\
  1. :  a rabbinical endorsement or certification especially of food products that conform with traditional Jewish dietary laws — compare kashruth

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Origin and Etymology of hechsher

Late Hebrew hekhshēr, literally, fitting


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