heter

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Rabbinic allowance.

Example Sentences

  • "She got a heter to eat during the fast because she's ill."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • היתר

    • 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

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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