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 (KHä′sĭd, KHô′-, hä′-)
Variant of Hasid.

Chas·si′dic adj.
Chas·si′dism n.


(ˈhæsɪd; Hebrew xəˈsid) ,






n, pl Chassidim, Chasidim, Hassidim or Hasidim (ˈhæsɪˌdiːm; -dɪm; Hebrew xasɪˈdim)
1. (Judaism) a sect of Jewish mystics founded in Poland about 1750, characterized by religious zeal and a spirit of prayer, joy, and charity
2. (Judaism) a Jewish sect of the 2nd century bc, formed to combat Hellenistic influences
Chassidic, Chasidic, Hassidic, Hasidic adj
ˈChassidˌism, ˈChasidˌism, ˈHassidˌism, ˈHasidˌism n
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Noun1.Chassid - a member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism
Chasidim, Chassidim, Hasidim, Hasidism, Hassidim - a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly
Orthodox Jew - Jew who practices strict observance of Mosaic law
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The father, Benedict Brok, is a grandson of the tsadik, but he has long lost his connection to the Chassids.