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rabat

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[ rab-ee, ruh-bat ]
/ ˈræb i, rəˈbæt /
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noun Ecclesiastical.
a sleeveless, backless, vestlike garment extending to the waist, worn by a cleric beneath the clerical collar, especially in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
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Also called rabbi.

Origin of rabat

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From Middle French, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at rebate1

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Other definitions for rabat (2 of 3)

rabat2
[ rab-uht ]
/ ˈræb ət /

noun
a piece of unglazed and imperfectly fired pottery, used for polishing hard surfaces.

Origin of rabat

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<French, Middle French. See rebate1

Other definitions for rabat (3 of 3)

Rabat
[ rah-baht, ruh- ]
/ rɑˈbɑt, rə- /

noun
a seaport in and the capital of Morocco, in the NW part.
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British Dictionary definitions for rabat

Rabat
/ (rəˈbɑːt) /

noun
the capital of Morocco, in the northwest on the Atlantic coast, served by the port of Salé: became a military centre in the 12th century and a Corsair republic in the 17th century. Pop: 673 000 (2003)
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