or Has·sid also Chas·sid
nounpl. Ha·si·dim or Has·si·dim also Chas·si·dim
A member of a Jewish mystic movement founded in the 18th century in eastern Europe by Baal Shem Tov that reacted against Talmudic learning and maintained that God's presence was in all of one's surroundings and that one should serve God in one's every deed and word.
Origin of HasidFrom Hebrew &hlowdot;asîd, pious, from &hlowdot;asad, to be kind; see &hlowdot;sd in Semitic roots.