variants: or haham \ ḵäˈḵäm \ or less commonly chochem \ ˈḵȯḵəm \
plural hakamim or hahamim also chachamim or chachomim\ ˌḵäḵäˈmēm \
Definition of hakam
1 : one learned in Jewish Law : wise man specifically plural : the rabbinical interpreters of biblical law of the first two Christian centuries whose interpretations are recorded in the Mishnah and contemporary works
2 : a title given to a rabbi by the Sephardic Jews
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