responsum

noun
re·​spon·​sum | \ ri-ˈspän(t)-səm How to pronounce responsum (audio) \
plural responsa\ ri-​ˈspän(t)-​sə How to pronounce responsa (audio) \

Definition of responsum

: a written decision from a rabbinic authority in response to a submitted question or problem

First Known Use of responsum

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for responsum

New Latin, from Latin, reply, response

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The first known use of responsum was in 1896

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“Responsum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/responsum. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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