Definition of halal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhælæl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhælæl//
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  1. 1(of meat) from an animal that has been killed according to Muslim law halal meat a halal butcher (= one who sells halal meat) See related entries: Diet
  2. 2acceptable according to Muslim religious law see also haram See related entries: Diet
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Arabic ḥalāl ‘according to religious law’.
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