• v. "[A]llow or permit: sanction." (Weiser).

  • v. (With 'to be') set free.

  • v. (With 'to be') nullify (often with 'neder').

Example Sentences

  • "Since the bochrim needed to pack for Bein HaZmanim, the mashgiach matired keeping the lights on past midnight." (Weiser)

  • "After the Holocaust, this posek was able to be matir many agunos."

  • "A neder is baggage that we take with us – once said or accepted we cannot get rid of it unless we fulfill it or are matir it." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • מַתִּיר (pres. masc. sg. of לְהַתִּיר l'hatir 'to untie; to release; to permit')

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America


      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

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