[ rab-uh-nahyt ]
/ ˈræb əˌnaɪt /

noun Judaism.

a proponent of the Talmud and the teachings and traditions of the rabbis in the face of rejection by the Karaites.
Also Rab·bin·ist [rab-uh-nist] /ˈræb ə nɪst/.
Compare Karaite.

Origin of Rabbinite

First recorded in 1825–35; rabbin + -ite1

Related forms

rab·bin·it·ic [rab-uh-nit-ik] /ˌræb əˈnɪt ɪk/, rab·bin·is·tic, rab·bin·is·ti·cal, adjective
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