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or mash·gi·ah  (mäsh-gē′äKH)
n. pl. mash·gi·chim or mash·gi·him (-gē′KHĭm, -gē-KHēm′)
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.

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


(Judaism) Judaism a person who ensures adherence to kosher rules by inspecting premises in which food is prepared