variants or abbethdin
plural -s
often capitalized
in the rabbinical tradition
: the vice-president of the Sanhedrin

Word History


Hebrew abh-bēth-dīn, from abh chief (of) + bēth-dīn court of law, from bēth house (of) + dīn judgment

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abbetdin was in 1681

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“Abbetdin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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