masc. proper name, from Late Latin Zacchaeus, from Greek Zakkhaios, from Hebrew zakkay, literally "pure, innocent," from zakhah "was clean, was pure."
"You have been saved from your sins today, zacchaeus," he said.
zacchaeus Martin and Tom Pine—you two bide here on duty: t'other three fall in about the prisoners—quick march!'
zacchaeus the publican and the grateful Samaritan leper further illustrate this characteristic.
zacchaeus was almost beside himself to think that the Master should have recognised and spoken to him.
zacchaeus was waiting for someone to summon him to repent and submit himself to God.