mashgiah

noun mash·gi·ah \mäshˈgēˌäḵ, -ēəḵ\
variants: or

mashgiach

\mäshˈgēˌäḵ, -ēəḵ\

Definition of mashgiah

plural

mashgihim

or

mashgichim

\ˌmäsh(ˌ)gēˈḵēm\
  1. :  a supervisor authorized to inspect meat stores, bakeries, public kitchens, and commissaries to ensure adherence to orthodox Jewish ritual cleanliness

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Origin and Etymology of mashgiah

Hebrew mashgiāḥ


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