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[rab-uh-niz-uh m]
  1. the beliefs, practices, and precepts of the rabbis of the Talmudic period.
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Origin of rabbinism

First recorded in 1645–55; rabbin + -ism
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Examples from the Web for rabbinism

Historical Examples

  • The abuse of Rabbinism has, as will be seen, a twofold source.

    Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.

    Solomon Maimon

  • Rabbinism had long been scenting a dangerous enemy in Hasidism.

  • As a champion of Rabbinism, then, Saadiah was called to Sura.

  • Naturally they did not advance in culture, being hindered and persecuted by Rabbinism, and even more so by Neo-Chassidism.

  • "The Pale" is a gigantic ghetto where the oldest form of rabbinism prevails to this day.

British Dictionary definitions for rabbinism


  1. the teachings and traditions of the rabbis of the Talmudic period
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Derived Formsrabbinist, noun, adjectiverabbinistic, adjective
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