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halal Line breaks: halal
Pronunciation: /həˈlɑːl/

Definition of halal in English:


1Denoting or relating to meat prepared as prescribed by Muslim law: halal butchers
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  • As well as selling local produce and creating their own sausages and hams on site, their range will include halal meats for Muslims in the York area.
  • It is, of course, very difficult to kill your own sheep en ville, and most Muslims purchase halal meat from slaughterhouses.
  • The proposed authority will conduct medical and scientific studies and provide information to highlight the health and nutritional aspects of consuming halal meat.
1.1Religiously acceptable according to Muslim law: halal banking
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  • My income is halal (acceptable under Islam) because I have been working very hard.
  • Shellac (insect secretion) is acceptable as a halal ingredient.
  • For a businessman, it is a religious duty to learn Islam's teachings about economics and halal and haram transactions.


[mass noun] Back to top  
Halal meat.
Example sentences
  • We will not ban the production of halal or kosher meat.
  • He eats halal and doesn't drink alcohol.
  • Organisers hope to accommodate special dietary requirements such as halal or vegetarian food on request.


Mid 19th century: from Arabic ḥalāl 'according to religious law'.

Words that rhyme with halal

Amal, Arles, banal, Barisal, Basle, Bhopal, Carl, chorale, corral, dhal, entente cordiale, Escorial, farl, femme fatale, Funchal, gayal, gnarl, Karl, kraal, locale, marl, morale, musicale, Pascal, pastorale, procès-verbal, Provençal, rationale, real, rial, riyal, snarl, Taal, Taj Mahal, timbale, toile, Vaal, Vidal, Waal

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