Definition of shochet in English:
noun (plural shochetim /-ɪm/)
A person officially certified as competent to kill cattle and poultry in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
- A shochet (ritual slaughterer) is responsible for covering the blood of the animal, so if someone else fulfills this mitzvah, then the shochet has been deprived.
- This fellow was the shochet, the person in charge of providing kosher food, of the Jewish community in Shiraz where I once lived.
- In a small European village, a shochet (ritual slaughterer) fetched some water to apply to his blade in the preparation process.
late 19th century: from Hebrew šōḥēṭ 'slaughtering'.
Definition of shochet in:
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