me·chi·tza (mə-KHēʹtsə, -KHē-tsäʹ) n. Judaism pl. me·chi·tzas or me·chi·tzot (-tsôt)
A partition erected in the seating section of an Orthodox synogogue to prevent the mixing of men and women.
  [Mishnaic Hebrew məḥiṣṣâ, partition, from Hebrew ḥāṣaṣ, to divide. See ḥṣṣ in Semitic Roots.]

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