hazzan

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Related to Shaliach tzibur: Hazzanut, chazzan, Shaliach tzibbur

haz·zan

 (KHä′zən)
n.
Variant of chazan.
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hazzan

(xaˈzan; English ˈhɑːzən)
n
(Judaism) a variant spelling of chazan
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After all, in Orthodox synagogues, the leader of the service is seen as a shaliach tzibur, an "emissary of the community," rather than as a clergyman in a position of special authority.