kashruth

noun
kash·​ruth | \ kä-ˈshrüt How to pronounce kashruth (audio) , -ˈshrüth \
variants: or kashrut

Definition of kashruth

1 : the Jewish dietary laws
2 : the state of being kosher

First Known Use of kashruth

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kashruth

Hebrew kashrūth, literally, fitness

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“Kashruth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kashruth. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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