noun, often capitalized
variants: or abbethdin \ ˌävˌbātˈdēn \
plural -s

Definition of abbetdin

in the rabbinical tradition
: the vice-president of the Sanhedrin

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First Known Use of abbetdin

1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abbetdin

Hebrew abh-bēth-dīn, from abh chief (of) + bēth-dīn court of law, from bēth house (of) + dīn judgment

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“Abbetdin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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