master; teacher (used as a term of address and title of respect for a person ranking higher than a rabbi).
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How to use rabban in a sentence
rabban Gamaliel, however, endeavored to place himself above party, as the leader should.A Thousand Years of Jewish History | Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris
As bishop, Mar Shimun is of course a rabban also, and as such eats no meat.
rabban Ephrem was a handsome young monk, a refugee from Nisibis when that city was ceded to Persia.
So rabban Ephrem settled down at Urfa, probably in one of the rock-cut cells in the hill fronting the castle.
He was the first to whose name was prefixed the title rabban (Master, Teacher).