Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A marriage contract, traditionally written in Aramaic, stipulating certain rights and responsibilities according to Jewish laws and customs.

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  • noun A traditional Jewish prenuptial agreement that outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom in relation to the bride.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Mishnaic Hebrew kətubbâ, writing, writ, contract, from Hebrew kātab, to write; see ktb in Semitic roots.]

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Hebrew כתובה, "document".

Examples

  • In Judaism, marriage is defined by a contract called a ketubah, which is a business agreement between bride and groom.

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  • Maybe the couple wasn't even Jewish--now non-Jewish couples are getting them, too I call it ketubah envy.

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  • Jewish weddings require the bride, groom and two witnesses to sign a marriage contract called a ketubah, which the rabbi can provide.

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  • Jewish weddings require the bride, groom and two witnesses to sign a marriage contract called a ketubah, which the rabbi can provide.

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  • Jewish weddings require the bride, groom and two witnesses to sign a marriage contract called a ketubah, which the rabbi can provide.

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  • The report focuses on a couple whose ceremony included the joint signing of a document called a ketubah.

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  • Sometimes the texts are almost swallowed up by the luscious illustration surrounding them, as in the early sixteenth-century Christian Book of Hours (Roman Use), or the sixteenth-century Persian Legends of the Prophets, or the stunningly ornate eighteenth-century Italian ketubah (marriage contract), obviously meant to be framed and displayed rather than read and referred to.

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  • Sometimes the texts are almost swallowed up by the luscious illustration surrounding them, as in the early sixteenth-century Christian Book of Hours (Roman Use), or the sixteenth-century Persian Legends of the Prophets, or the stunningly ornate eighteenth-century Italian ketubah (marriage contract), obviously meant to be framed and displayed rather than read and referred to.

    The New York Public Library: All That Is Godly Must Glitter

  • Sometimes the texts are almost swallowed up by the luscious illustration surrounding them, as in the early sixteenth-century Christian Book of Hours (Roman Use), or the sixteenth-century Persian Legends of the Prophets, or the stunningly ornate eighteenth-century Italian ketubah (marriage contract), obviously meant to be framed and displayed rather than read and referred to.

    The New York Public Library: All That Is Godly Must Glitter

  • When Usher #1 bends to sign the ketubah, the Hebrew marriage license, he whispers, "Why is it not me up there marrying you?"

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