mishpat- A Hebrew word meaning "judgment" or "ruling". These are one of three types of "commandments" given in Scripture: mitzvah, mishpat, and choq. When G-d declares something clean or unclean (certain animals for example) that is G-d''s mishpat, His "judgment" or ruling on the subject . G-d has judged that thing to be clean or unclean. Strongs #4941. Pronounced MEESH pot. Plural "mishpatim".