takkanah

noun
tak·​ka·​nah | \ täˈkä(ˌ)nä \
plural takkanoth or takkanot\ -​ˌnōs ; ˌ⸗ˌ⸗ˈnōt(h) , -​ōs \

Definition of takkanah

: a rabbinic ordinance initiating a practice not directly based on biblical authority or oral tradition and promulgated to meet the needs of the times or circumstances

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History and Etymology for takkanah

Late Hebrew taqqānāh

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“Takkanah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takkanah. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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