characterized by adherence to the requirements of Islamic law, as in following proper dietary practices, esp. in slaughtering animals for meat
Origin of halalArabic
- Of or being meat from animals slaughtered in the manner prescribed by the shari’a: a halal butcher; a halal label.
- In accordance with or permitted under the shari’a.
Origin of halalArabic &hlowdot;alal, legally permissible, from &hlowdot;alla, to undo, free, be permissible; see &hlowdot;ll in Semitic roots.
OriginSee also: halál
From Arabic حلال (ẖalāl).