Meaning of shehitah*

she•hi•tah

Pronunciation: (Seph.shu-khē-tä' Ashk. shu-khē'tu), [key]
— n. Hebrew.
  1. the slaughtering of animals for food by a duly certified person in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
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