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[ri-spon-suh m] /rɪˈspɒn səm/
noun, plural responsa
[ri-spon-suh] /rɪˈspɒn sə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the reply of a noted rabbi or Jewish scholar as rendered in the Responsa.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin, Latin respōnsum a reply; see response
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responsum

/rɪˈspɒnsəm/
noun (pl) -sa (-sə)
1.
(Judaism) a written answer from a rabbinic authority to a question submitted
Word Origin
Latin, literally: reply, response
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