Definition of chesed in English:

chesed

noun

Judaism
  • [mass noun] The attribute of grace, benevolence, or compassion, especially (in Kabbalism) as one of the sephiroth.

    • ‘Thus the act of chesed is an act whose dynamics lie in the giver's domain.’
    • ‘God is also constantly engaged in sustaining all of Creation through acts of chesed.’
    • ‘For God to have created the world at all was nothing short of an act of chesed!’
    • ‘Abraham was famous for his acts of chesed, kindness.’
    • ‘Within the sphere of visible action, chesed is without cause, a proactive expression of expansiveness.’

Origin

Hebrew ḥeseḏ grace, loving-kindness.

Pronunciation:

chesed

/ˈxɛsəd/