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Ha·la·cha

or Ha·la·khah also Ha·la·kah  (hä′lä-KHä′, hä-lä′KHə, -lô′-)
n. Judaism
The legal part of Talmudic literature, an interpretation of the laws of the Scriptures.

[Hebrew hălākâ, rule, tradition, from hālak, to go; see hlk in Semitic roots.]

Ha·lach′ic (hə-lä′KHĭk) adj.

ha•la•khah

(hɑˈlɔ xə, hɑ lɑˈxɑ)

n., pl. -la•khahs, -la•khoth, -la•khot (-lɑˈxɔt)
1. the body of Jewish law, comprising the oral law as transcribed in the Talmud and subsequent legal codes and rabbinical decisions.
2. a law or tradition established by the halakhah.
[1855–60; < Hebrew hălākhāh literally, way]
ha•la•khic (həˈlɑ xɪk, -ˈlæk ɪk) adj.
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