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Halakah

Definition:

Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

Halakahs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Hebrew hǎlākhāh way
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Halakha | Halocho | Halacha

the collective body of religious laws for Jews, including biblical law and later talmudic and rabbinic law, as well as customs and traditions. Judaism classically draws no distinction in its laws between religious and ostensibly non-religious life;... (37 of 9118 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Halakha

Oxford Dictionary:

Halacha | Halakha | Halakah | Halachic [derived]

Jewish law and jurisprudence, based on the Talmud (8 of 49 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Halacha

American Heritage Dictionary:

Halacha [Judaism] | Halakhah | Halakah | Halakic [adjective, related]

The legal part of Talmudic literature, an interpretation of the laws of the Scriptures. (14 of 40 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/halacha

Random House Dictionary:

Halakah | Halakahs [plural] | Heb. -lakoth [plural] | Halakot [plural] | Halakos [plural]

"Halakah" or "halakah": Halakhah. (4 of 22 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/halakah

Collins Dictionary:

Halaka [Hebrew] | Halacha | Halakha [Hebrew]

Same as "Halacha" | Jewish religious law | a ruling on some specific matter | that part of the Talmud which is concerned with legal matters as ... (24 of 275 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/halaka

New World Dictionary:

Halakha | Halacha

any of the laws or ordinances not written down in the Jewish Scriptures but based on an oral interpretation of them | the part of the Talmud devoted ... (27 of 66 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/halakha

Merriam-Webster:

halacha | Halacha | halakha | halachic [often capitalized, related] | halakhic [often capitalized, related]

the body of Jewish law supplementing the scriptural law and forming especially the legal part of the Talmud (18 of 50 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/halacha

Wiktionary:

Halacha | Halachot [plural] | Halachoth [plural] | Halachos [plural] | Halachas [plural] | Halachah [sense-specific] | halachah [sense-specific] | Halakha [sense-specific] | halakha [sense-specific] | ...

A law or tradition established by the Halacha. | Jewish Talmudic law, taken as a whole. (15 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Halacha

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Halakhah [Jewish law] | Halakha, Halakah, or Halachah (Hebrew: "the Way") | Halakhahs, Halakhot, Halakhoth, or Halachot [plural]

in Judaism, the totality of laws and ordinances that have evolved since biblical times to regulate religious observances and the daily life and ... (23 of 400 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/252201​/Halakhah

Encarta Dictionary:

Halacha | Halakha | Halakhah

the body of Jewish law beginning with the Pentateuch, developed by the rabbis (13 of 51 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861616181​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

Halaka [Hebrew] | Halacha | Halakha [Hebrew]

Origin: from Hebrew hǎlākhāh way

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/halaka

American Heritage Dictionary:

Halacha [Judaism] | Halakhah | Halakah

Origin: Hebrew hălākâ, rule, tradition, from hālak, to go; see hlk in Semitic roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/halacha

Wiktionary:

Halacha | Halachot [plural] | Halachoth [plural] | Halachos [plural] | Halachas [plural]

Origin: Hebrew הלכה (halakhá, "Halacha").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Halacha

Oxford Dictionary:

Halacha | Halakha | Halakah

Origin: Hebrew hălāḵāh "law"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Halacha

New World Dictionary:

Halakha

Origin: Hebrew halacha, rule, law (by which to go, or guide oneself) from verb root hlk, to go

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/halakha

Encarta Dictionary:

Halacha

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Hebrew hă lāḵāh "law"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861616181​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Halakah

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Halacha

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YourDictionary Audio:

Halacha

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Halacha"

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Halakha

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