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rabbinical

[ ruh-bin-i-kuh l or ruh-bin-ik ]SEE DEFINITION OF rabbinical

Synonyms for rabbinical

  • ecclesiastical
  • ministerial
  • monastic
  • pastoral
  • apostolic
  • canonical
  • churchly
  • cleric
  • ecclesiastic
  • episcopal
  • holy
  • monkish
  • papal
  • parsonical
  • parsonish
  • pontifical
  • prelatic
  • priestly
  • sacerdotal
  • sacred
  • theocratical
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WORD ORIGIN

1620s, earlier rabbinic (1610s); see Rabbi + -ical. The -n- is perhaps via rabbin "rabbi" (1520s), an alternative form, from French rabbin, from Medieval Latin rabbinus (also source of Italian rabbino, Spanish and Portuguese rabino), perhaps from a presumed Semitic plural in -n, or from Aramaic rabban "our teacher," "distinguishing title given to patriarchs and the presidents of the Sanhedrin since the time of Gamaliel the Elder" [Klein], from Aramaic plural of noun use of rabh "great."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RABBINICAL

clerical

adjectiveconcerning clergy
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