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rabbinate

[rab-uh-nit, -neyt] /ˈræb ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
noun
1.
the office or term of office of a rabbi.
2.
a group of rabbis:
the Orthodox rabbinate.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; rabbin + -ate3
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  • The local rabbinate can greatly influence the purchasing preferences of local communities.
  • He received considerable umbrage for this from the rabbinate.
British Dictionary definitions for rabbinate

rabbinate

/ˈræbɪnɪt/
noun
1.
the position, function, or tenure of office of a rabbi
2.
rabbis collectively
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Word Origin and History for rabbinate
n.

1702, from rabbin "rabbi" (see rabbinical) + -ate (1).

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