a) The office or function of a rabbi
b) Rabbis collectively

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  • rabbinate — [rab′i nit, rab′ināt΄] n. 1. the position or office of rabbi 2. rabbis collectively …   English World dictionary

  • Rabbinate — The term rabbinate may refer to the office of a rabbi or rabbis as a group:*Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the supreme Jewish religious governing body in the state of Israel *Military Rabbinate, an Israel Defense Forces unit that provides religious… …   Wikipedia

  • rabbinate — /rab euh nit, nayt /, n. 1. the office or term of office of a rabbi. 2. a group of rabbis: the Orthodox rabbinate. [1695 1705; RABBIN + ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • rabbinate — rab|bi|nate [ˈræbınıt, neıt] n the rabbinate rabbis considered together as a group …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rabbinate — rab•bin•ate [[t]ˈræb ə nɪt, ˌneɪt[/t]] n. 1) jud the office or term of office of a rabbi 2) jud a group of rabbis: the Orthodox rabbinate[/ex] • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • rabbinate — rabbi ► NOUN (pl. rabbis) 1) a Jewish scholar or teacher, especially of Jewish law. 2) a Jewish religious leader. DERIVATIVES rabbinate noun. ORIGIN from a Hebrew word meaning my master …   English terms dictionary

  • rabbinate — noun Date: 1702 1. the office or tenure of a rabbi 2. the whole body of rabbis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rabbinate — Synonyms and related words: Sacred College, apostleship, call, care of souls, clergy, clerical order, clericals, holy orders, ministry, pastorage, pastoral care, pastorate, prelacy, presbytery, priestery, priesthood, priestship, sacred calling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rabbinate — rab·bin·ate || ræbɪnÉ™t n. Jewish religious authority composed of a panel of rabbis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rabbinate — rab·bin·ate …   English syllables

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