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Beth Din

Pronunciation: /beɪt ˈdiːn/
(also Beit Din)


A Jewish court of law composed of three rabbinic judges, responsible for matters of Jewish religious law and the settlement of civil disputes between Jews.
Example sentences
  • He acted as head of the Los Angeles Beth Din or Orthodox Jewish rabbinical court.
  • Although she did not include them as defendants in this action she testified that she has instituted proceedings against them before a Beth Din, a rabbinical court, to recover her losses.
  • A great challenge for the Beth Din of America were those missing husbands whose remains were not found.


From Hebrew bēṯ dīn, literally 'house of judgement'.

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