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carat

1. a measure of the weight of precious stones, esp diamonds. It was formerly defined as 3.17 grains, but the international carat is now standardized as 0.20 grams
2. a measure of the proportion of gold in an alloy, expressed as the number of parts of gold in 24 parts of the alloy

Carat

 

a unit of weight, abbreviated kar. in Russian and ct internationally, which is used in the jewelry trade for measuring the weight of precious stones and pearls. The carat is used in a number of countries to indicate the purity of precious metal alloys. The metric carat, which was established by the fourth General Conference on Weights and Measures (Paris, 1907) and adopted in the USSR in 1922, is equivalent to 200 mg (exactly) or 2 X 104 kg.

carat

[′kar·ət]
(lapidary)
A unit of weight of gemstones, equal to 200 milligrams. Also known as metric carat.
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But jam karet is also a reflection of basic cultural values.
Along these lines, the Rabbis, who believed in life after death, nevertheless thought of a childless man as if he were dead, and they interpreted the biblical punishment of karet ("being cut off") to mean that the sinner's children would die in his lifetime, leaving him without endurance after death.
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This is [one of the only two positive biblical commandments] that those who forsake it are liable to receive the ultimate karet [cutting off] punishment.