• v. To settle, make a decision.

  • v. To decide, resolve.

Example Sentences

  • “He considered a few yeshivas for his son before he was machria on the one farthest from home.” (Weiser)

  • “I think the hanhalla had been machria before they even heard my suggestion.” (Weiser)

  • “The bochrim were machria that chaburas should only be held outside of seder.” (Weiser)

  • "The type of person we are discussing is not qualified to be machria and, therefore, his sefarim cannot be used." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y מכריע זײַן makhrie zayn

    • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be makhria

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