n. A fine paid as a penalty for wrongdoing.
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Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
קנס kenas 'fine'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- South Africa
- Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
k'nas, knas, kinas
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