Abbethdin

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Noun[edit]

Abbethdin (plural Abbethdins)

  1. Alternative form of av beit din
    • 1702, John Dryden (with Nahum Tate?), Absalom and Achitophel, in Miscellany Poems, part 1, third edition, page 34:
      In Israel's Courts ne'er sat an Abbethdin [] : David, for him his tuneful Harp had strung, []
    • 1849, John Relly Beard, A Biblical Reading Book, chapter 3, page 120:
      Here the council held daily meetings, at which members sat in the form of a half-moon, with the Nasi in the middle, the Abbethdin on his right hand, and the Hakam on the left.

References[edit]

  • Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)