shtar

Alternative Spellings

schtar

Definitions

  • Any legal document or writ, such as a bill of sale or a promissory note.

Example Sentences

  • "A shtar requires two witnesses." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testimony_in_Jewish_law)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

שטר shtar 'contract'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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