responsum

responsum

[ri-spon-suhm]
noun, plural responsa [ri-spon-suh] .
the reply of a noted rabbi or Jewish scholar as rendered in the Responsa.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin, Latin respōnsum a reply; see response

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responsum (rɪˈspɒnsəm)
 
n , pl -sa
Judaism a written answer from a rabbinic authority to a question submitted
 
[Latin, literally: reply, response]

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