An intermediate domain between a private domain and a public domain established by . The Sages extended the prohibition against carrying on the Shabbat from a private domain to a public domain or carrying within the public domain to include certain areas which resemble a public domain. Any open area larger than four square handbreadths that is not a public thoroughfare is in the category of a karmelit. That included fields, seas, rivers, alleyways, and lanes. On Shabbat it is prohibited to carry an article four cubits within a karmelit or to transfer an article from a private or a public domain to a karmelit or vice versa.

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