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In the Mishna, Sotah 4:5 (and Bavli 27a) it explains that in certain situations Beit Din may warn a woman not to be secluded with a man and this warning carries the legal status of kinuy such that if she is secluded with the same man later on she may lose her ketubah. I recall learning, but cannot find, a Sifre which extends this ability to warn to 'neighbors' as well.

I would like to know if there is any halachic discussion as to what the status would be if any person, besides Beit Din and neighbors, warn a married woman about seclusion (in a case where the husband cannot, such as if he is in jail). Are other people also able to trigger kinuy such that she can potentially lose her ketubah, or is it only the Beit Din and 'neighbors'?

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    "trigger kinuy such that she can potentially lose her ketubah" that could be very different from triggering kinuy such that she would undergo the full sotah ritual, for the record – Double AA Feb 7 '18 at 15:28
  • In addition to the above comment, the Torah does not mention divorce regarding Sotah. If she is guilty, she becomes infertile. – DanF Feb 7 '18 at 16:33
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    @DanF I'm not sure what your comment is coming to add. Chazal make it clear that once she is established as a sotah (safek) she is forbidden from having relations with her husband and (where applicable) cannot eat trumah. – rikitikitembo Feb 7 '18 at 16:45
  • @rikitikitembo All I've stated is that my understanding is that after she drinks the water, one of two things occur - she is either cleared from doubt, or she becomes infertile. Isn't the sotah status than resolved at this point? After that, I don't think there is any requirement for divorce if she is guilty. If she is cleared, why can't the husband continue relations with her? – DanF Feb 7 '18 at 16:52
  • @DanF thanks for the clarification. Please see the Mishna and Gemarah referenced in the question. The case under discussion is not one where she is eligible to drink the water. – rikitikitembo Feb 7 '18 at 17:13

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