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responsum

[ri-spon-suh m]
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noun, plural re·spon·sa [ri-spon-suh] /rɪˈspɒn sə/.
  1. the reply of a noted rabbi or Jewish scholar as rendered in the Responsa.

Origin of responsum

1895–1900; < New Latin, Latin respōnsum a reply; see response
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responsum

noun plural -sa (-sə)
  1. Judaism a written answer from a rabbinic authority to a question submitted

Word Origin

Latin, literally: reply, response
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