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Rabbi, Rabbin (from French), a title of dignity (Aramaic, rabbi, "my master," "my lord") given to doctors of Jewish law, properly to those who are ordained for the performance of certain legal and sacerdotal functions; loosely applied to distinguished Jewish Hebraists, and to any minister in a Jewish congregation. Sometimes the less dignified rab ("master," "lord") is similarly used.