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

  • noun 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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  • noun Judaism Somebody who supervises the kashrut status of food in a restaurant.

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew mašgîaḥ, from hišgîaḥ, to look, inspect; see šgḥ in Semitic roots.]

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