• n. A factual basis; ample evidence.

Example Sentences

  • "In response, Rav Eliashiv cited Rav Meir Eisenstadt (Teshuvot Panim Me’irot 2:155), who ruled that, in a case with raglayim ladavar, ample evidence, that a certain individual stole money, that individual should be punished." (source)

  • "Wherever there are raglayim ladavar that there seems to be a problem, the proper government agencies should be contacted to investigate." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • רַגְלַיִם לַדָּבָר, lit. 'the matter has legs'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


      • North America


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      raglayim ladvar, raglayim la-dvar, raglayim la-davar, raglayim ledavar, raglayim ledvar, raglayim le-dvar, raglayim le-davar

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