takkanah

Alternative Spellings

takkana, takana, takanah, takona, takkona, takane, takkane, takone, takkone, takonah, takkonah, takaneh, takkaneh, takoneh, takkoneh

Definitions

  • A rabbinical decree or ordinance, issued to improve religious life.

Example Sentences

  • "Among the most far-reaching ordinances of the European Middle Ages was a takkanah against polygamy issued in the 11th century." (https://www.britannica.com/topic/takkanah)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

תקנה takkanah 'improvement'

Who Uses This

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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