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[rab-uh-nit, -neyt]
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  1. the office or term of office of a rabbi.
  2. a group of rabbis: the Orthodox rabbinate.
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Origin of rabbinate

First recorded in 1695–1705; rabbin + -ate3
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Related Words for rabbinate

priesthood, ministry, pastorate, cardinalate, rabbinate, conclave, prelacy, canonicate, canonry, deaconry, diaconate

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British Dictionary definitions for rabbinate


  1. the position, function, or tenure of office of a rabbi
  2. rabbis collectively
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Word Origin and History for rabbinate


1702, from rabbin "rabbi" (see rabbinical) + -ate (1).

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