from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slaughterer; a Jewish butcher who is learned in the rabbinical laws of slaughtering animals. His duty is to slaughter the animal according to the law prescribed in Hilchoth sh'h˙itah (rules for slaughtering) and examine the vital parts of the viscera. No meat is considered ‘kosher’ without the shohet's sanction.
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