get

Definitions

  • n. A writ or deed of divorce.

Example Sentences

  • David presented his wife, Rachel, with a get, permitting her to be with any man and divorcing her.

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Aramaic

Etymology

  • גט

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      gett

Notes

  • Plural gitin or gittin. When a get is presented, the rules of adultery no longer apply to the couple. Traditionally, it is the husband who presents the writ to his wife.

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