Responsa

[ ri-spon-suh ]
/ rɪˈspɒn sə /

noun

the branch of rabbinical literature comprised of authoritative replies in letter form made by noted rabbis or Jewish scholars to questions sent to them concerning Jewish law.

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Origin of Responsa

1895–1900; <New Latin; plural of responsum
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British Dictionary definitions for Responsa

responsa
/ (rɪˈspɒnsə) /

noun Judaism

the plural of responsum
that part of rabbinic literature concerned with written rulings in answer to questions
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