Definition of Rabbanite in English:

Rabbanite

Pronunciation /ˈrabənʌɪt/

noun

Judaism
  • A Jewish person who accepts the teachings of the rabbis; a rabbinist. Opposed to Karaite.

adjective

Judaism
  • That is a Rabbanite; of or relating to Rabbanites.

Origin

Early 18th century. From post-biblical Hebrew rabbānī, adjective and noun (from rabbānīm, plural of raḇ + -ī) + -ite, originally after French rabbanite.