shehitah

noun
she·​hi·​tah
variants: or shehita or shechitah or shechita \ shəˈḵētə \

Definition of shehitah 

: the slaughtering of animals for food in accordance with rabbinic law

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for shehitah

Hebrew shĕḥīṭāh slaughter

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shehitah

Dictionary Entries near shehitah

shegetz

she-god

sheheheyanu

shehitah

sheikh

sheikhdom

sheikhly

Statistics for shehitah

Look-up Popularity

Comments on shehitah

What made you want to look up shehitah? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!