- of the rabbis, their doctrines, learning, language, etc., esp. in the early Middle Ages
- of or for the rabbinate
Origin of rabbinical; from Medieval Latin rabbinus + -ical
Origin of rabbinicalFrom obsolete rabbin, rabbi, from French, from Old French rabain, probably from Aramaic rabb&imacron;n, pl. of rab, master; see rabbi.
- Referring to rabbis, their writings, or their work.