heter

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

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

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