Chabad Knowledge Base
(a) Betrothal. The first stage of the Torah-mandated wedding process. Kiddushin is accomplished beneath the chupah (wedding canopy) when the groom giving the bride the ring. Kiddushin actually renders the bride and groom full- fledged husband and wife except that the couple may not live together as husband and wife until the second stage, the nisu'in, is completed. (b) A tractate of the Talmud that discusses the laws of kiddushin.
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Entry for 'Kiddushin'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/k/kiddushin.html. 2012.