Torah

Torah
To•rah or To•ra
[[t]ˈtoʊr ə, ˈtɔr ə[/t]] hebr. [[t]toʊˈrɑ[/t]] n. pl. -rahs or -ras (sometimes l.c.)
1) jud the Pentateuch
2) jud a parchment scroll on which the Pentateuch is written, used in synagogue services
3) jud the entire body of Jewish religious literature, law, and teaching as contained chiefly in the Old Testament and the Talmud
4) jud law or instruction
Etymology: < Heb tōrāh instruction, law

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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