dayan*: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (Seph.dä-yän' Ashk. dä-yôn'), [key]
— pl. da•ya•nim
  1. a judge in a Jewish religious court.
  2. a person knowledgeable in Talmudic law whose advice on religious questions is often sought by rabbis.


Pronunciation: (dä-yän'), [key]
  1. 1915–81, Israeli politician and military leader: defense minister 1967–74, foreign minister 1977–79.
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