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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