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[hah-sid; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed]
noun, plural Ha·sid·im [hah-sid-im, huh-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-see-dim; Sephardic Hebrew khah-see-deem] /hɑˈsɪd ɪm, hə-; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɔˈsi dɪm; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ siˈdim/. Judaism.
  1. a member of a sect founded in Poland in the 18th century by Baal Shem-Tov and characterized by its emphasis on mysticism, prayer, ritual strictness, religious zeal, and joy.Compare Mitnagged.
  2. an Assidean.
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Origin of Hasid

From the Hebrew word ḥāsīd pious (person)
Related formsHa·sid·ic [hah-sid-ik, huh-] /hɑˈsɪd ɪk, hə-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hasid

Historical Examples

  • He preached that the first duty of the Hasid consists in reverence for the Tzaddik.

    History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Volume I (of 3)

    S. M. Dubnow

  • Ecstasy in prayer and fantastic merriment on days of religious rejoicing, raised a Hasid to a hero among his kind.