shohet

noun
sho·​het
variants: or shochet \ ˈshōḵə̇t \
plural shohetim or shochetim\ -​ḵətə̇m \ or shochtim\ -​ḵtə̇m \ also shohets or shochets\ -​ḵə̇ts \ or shohatim\ -​ḵətə̇m \

Definition of shohet

: a person officially licensed by rabbinic authority as slaughterer of animals and poultry for use as food in accordance with Jewish laws

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History and Etymology for shohet

Hebrew shōḥēṭ slaughterer

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“Shohet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shohet. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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