Halakah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Halakah Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n halakah See halachah, halachic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Halakah an amplification of points not explicitly set forth in the Mosaic law, deduced from it by analogy, and arranged in the collection of legal precepts designated Halachoth
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb.,—hālak, to walk.

Usage

In literature:

The Halakah, or way of life, is the fit study of the many.
"Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria" by Norman Bentwich
Only when these questions were answered did he feel satisfied that he knew the Halakah.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
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