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rabbinate

[ rab-uh-nit, -neyt ]
/ ˈræb ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt /
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noun

the office or term of office of a rabbi.
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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British Dictionary definitions for rabbinate

rabbinate
/ (ˈræbɪnɪt) /

noun

the position, function, or tenure of office of a rabbi
rabbis collectively
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