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[ ruh-bin-i-kuhl ]


  1. of or relating to rabbis rabbi or their learning, writings, etc.
  2. for the rabbinate:

    a rabbinical school.

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Other Words From

  • non·rab·bin·i·cal adjective
  • un·rab·bin·ic adjective
  • un·rab·bin·i·cal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rabbinical1

1615–25; < Medieval Latin rabbīn ( us ) of a rabbi 1 + -ical

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Example Sentences

Some rabbinical authorities give credence to the resurrection of the righteous and even to the eternal status of souls.

Since that time, at least 700 women have been ordained as Reform rabbis and at least half of all rabbinical students at liberal Jewish seminaries are female.

Once, after she’d graduated from rabbinical school, she interviewed with a congregation’s search committee.

I came here to be immersed in a beautiful Rabbinical-seminary town, around inspiring people with beautiful values.

He soon proved that he had not been as deeply influenced and set upon the traditional rabbinical path as it might have seemed.

I had formed a sort of deistical system, in which were mingled rabbinical and Mosaic principles.

As the son of a rabbi he was educated in strict rabbinical orthodoxy, and for a time was a rabbi himself.

His father was a well-to-do goldsmith, who had settled in Tunis in 1823, where Maimuny received a strict rabbinical education.

This was especially true among the Hasidim, the sect of enthusiasts who set religious exaltation above rabbinical lore.

Jacob Tam, the greatest rabbinical authority of this time, was highly respected by the king.