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Hasid

[hah-sid; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed] /ˈhɑ sɪd; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ sɪd; Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈsid/
noun, plural Hasidim
[hah-sid-im, huh-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-see-dim; Sephardic Hebrew khah-see-deem] /hɑˈsɪd ɪm, hə-; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɔˈsi dɪm; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ siˈdim/ (Show IPA).
Judaism.
1.
a member of a sect founded in Poland in the 18th century by Baal Shem-Tov and characterized by its emphasis on mysticism, prayer, ritual strictness, religious zeal, and joy.
Compare Mitnagged.
2.
an Assidean.
Also, Hassid, Chasid, Chassid.
Origin
< Hebrew ḥāsīd pious (person)
Related forms
Hasidic
[hah-sid-ik, huh-] /hɑˈsɪd ɪk, hə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Hasid

Chassid

/ˈhæsɪd; Hebrew xəˈsid/
noun (pl) Chassidim, Chasidim, Hassidim, Hasidim (ˈhæsɪˌdiːm; -dɪm; Hebrew) (xasɪˈdim)
1.
a sect of Jewish mystics founded in Poland about 1750, characterized by religious zeal and a spirit of prayer, joy, and charity
2.
a Jewish sect of the 2nd century bc, formed to combat Hellenistic influences
Derived Forms
Chassidic, Chasidic, Hassidic, Hasidic (həˈsɪdɪk) adjective
Chassidism, Chasidism, Hassidism, Hasidism, noun

Hassid

/ˈhæsɪd; Hebrew xaˈsid/
noun
1.
variant spellings of Chassid
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