- of the rabbis, their doctrines, learning, language, etc., esp. in the early Middle Ages
- of or for the rabbinate
Origin: from Midieval Latin rabbinus plush -ical
- rabbinically adverb
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Origin: From obsolete rabbin, rabbi, from French, from Old French rabain, probably from Aramaic rabbīn, pl. of rab, master; see rabbi.
- rab·binˈi·cal·ly adverb