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 (rĕb′ə, rĕb′ē)
A Jewish spiritual leader or rabbi, especially of a Hasidic sect.

[Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbî, rabbi; see rabbi.]


1. (Judaism) the usually dynastic leader of a Chassidic sect
2. (Judaism) an individual's chosen spiritual mentor
[Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbī rabbi]


(ˈrɛb ə)

n. Yiddish.
1. a teacher in a Jewish school.
2. (often cap.) a title of respect for the leader of a Hasidic group.
[literally, rabbi]
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