Ha·la·cha or Ha·la·khah also Ha·la·kah (hä′lä-ä, hä-läə, -lô-)
The legal part of Talmudic literature, an interpretation of the laws of the Scriptures.
[Hebrew hălākâ, rule, tradition, from hālak, to go; see hlk in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
Ha·lachic (hə-läĭk) adj.
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