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Definition 1: a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher - [noun denoting communication]

(rabbi is a kind of ...) an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'

"the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"

(rabbi belongs to category ...) the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel

Definition 2: spiritual leader of a Jewish congregation; qualified to expound and apply Jewish law - [noun denoting person]

(rabbi is a kind of ...) a leader in religious or sacred affairs

(... is a kind of rabbi ) one of a group of rabbis (active AD 250-500) who discussed the Mishnaic law in the law schools of Palestine and Mesopotamia where they explained and applied earlier teachings and whose discussions are recorded in the Talmud; they emphasized the study of Torah and the importance of personal action and the fulfillment of the commandments

(... is an instance of rabbi) Palestinian rabbi and interpreter of Judaic law

(... is a member of rabbi) rabbis collectively

(rabbi belongs to category ...) the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel

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