zaddik

or tzad·dik

[ Sephardic Hebrew tsah-deek; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dik ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew tsɑˈdik; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈtsɑ dɪk /

noun, plural zad·di·kim [Sephardic Hebrew tsah-dee-keem; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dee-kim, -dik-im]. /Sephardic Hebrew tsɑ diˈkim; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsɑˈdi kɪm, -ˈdɪk ɪm/. Hebrew.

a person of outstanding virtue and piety.
the leader of a Hasidic group.

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Origin of zaddik

ṣaddīg, literally, “righteous”
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