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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures

Etymologies

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)

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