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Meaning of shohet*

sho•het

Pronunciation: (Seph.shô-khet' Ashk. shō'khāt, shoi'khit Eng. shō'khit), [key]
— pl. shohe•tim sho•hets.
  1. a person certified by a rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law.
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