gabbaim

Gabbai

[Sephardic Hebrew gah-bahy; Ashkenazic Hebrew gah-bahy; English guh-bahy]
noun, plural Gabbaim [Sephardic Hebrew gah-bah-eem; Ashkenazic Hebrew gah-bahy-im] . English, Gabbais. (sometimes lowercase) Hebrew.
1.
a minor official of a synagogue, having limited ceremonial or administrative functions.
2.
(in the early Middle Ages) a government official charged with collecting taxes.

Origin:
literally, treasurer

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