rabbinic

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adjective rab·bin·ic \rə-ˈbi-nik, ra-\
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rabbinical

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Definition of rabbinic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to rabbis or their writings

  2. 2 :  of or preparing for the rabbinate

  3. 3 :  comprising or belonging to any of several sets of Hebrew characters simpler than the square Hebrew letters

rabbinically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of rabbinic

1612


RABBINIC Defined for English Language Learners

rabbinic

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Definition of rabbinic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to rabbis, their writings, or their teachings


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