from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Orthodox rabbi, or a person appointed or approved by such a rabbi, whose responsibility is to prevent violations of Jewish dietary laws by inspection of slaughterhouses, meat markets, and restaurants where food assumed to be kosher is prepared for the public.
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- n. Alternative spelling of mashgiach.
Hebrew mašgîaḥ, from hišgîaḥ, to look, inspect; see šgḥ in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)