from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Judaism The legal part of Talmudic literature, an interpretation of the laws of the Scriptures.
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- proper n. Jewish Talmudic law, taken as a whole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The general term for the Hebrew oral or traditional law; one of two branches of exposition in the Midrash. See Midrash.
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- n. Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures
Hebrew hălākâ, rule, tradition, from hālak, to go; see hlk in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew הלכה (halakhá, "Halacha"). (Wiktionary)