Meaning of ketubah*

ke•tu•bah

Pronunciation: (Ashk.,Eng. ku-t'buSeph.ku-t-bä'), [key]
— pl. -tu•both, -tu•bot, -tu•bos -bahs.
  1. the formal contract in a Jewish religious marriage that includes specific financial protection for the wife in the event that the husband dies or divorces her.
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