Rab·​bin·​ite | \ ˈrabəˌnīt \
variants: or Rabbinist \ -​ənə̇st \ or Rabbanite \ -​əˌnīt \ or Rabbanist \ -​ənə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of Rabbinite

: a Jew adhering to the Talmud and the traditions of the rabbis in opposition to the Karaites

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Other Words from Rabbinite

Rabbinitic \ ¦rabə¦nitik \ or Rabbinistic \ -​nistik \ adjective

History and Etymology for Rabbinite

rabbin or rabban + -ite or -ist

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“Rabbinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rabbinite. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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