Associations to the word «Rabbi»


RABBI, noun. A Jewish scholar or teacher of halacha (Jewish law), capable of making halachic decisions.
RABBI, noun. A Jew who is or is qualified to be the leader of a Jewish congregation.
RABBI, noun. (police) (slang) A senior officer who acts as a mentor.

Dictionary definition

RABBI, noun. Spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law.
RABBI, noun. A Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats