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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [rab-uh-nit, -neyt]
    • /ˈræb ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
    • /ˈræ.bɪ.nɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rab-uh-nit, -neyt]
    • /ˈræb ə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/

Definitions of rabbinate word

  • noun rabbinate the office or term of office of a rabbi. 1
  • noun rabbinate a group of rabbis: the Orthodox rabbinate. 1
  • noun rabbinate The office or function of a rabbi. 1
  • noun rabbinate the position, function, or tenure of office of a rabbi 0
  • noun rabbinate rabbis collectively 0
  • noun rabbinate the position or office of rabbi 0

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Origin of rabbinate

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1705; rabbin + -ate3

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Parts of speech for Rabbinate


rabbinate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 69% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

rabbinate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for rabbinate

noun rabbinate

  • priesthood — the condition or office of a priest.
  • cardinalate — the rank, office, or term of office of a cardinal
  • clerics — Plural form of cleric.
  • conclave — A conclave is a meeting at which the discussions are kept secret. The meeting which is held to elect a new Pope is called a conclave.
  • ecclesiastics — a member of the clergy or other person in religious orders.

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