takkanah

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Late Hebrew taqqānāh

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“Takkanah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takkanah. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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