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Meaning of Gabbai*

Gab•bai

Pronunciation: (Seph.gä-bī' Ashk. gä'bī Eng. g&schwa-bī'), [key]
— pl. Gab•ba•im Gab•bais.
  1. a minor official of a synagogue, having limited ceremonial or administrative functions.
  2. (in the early Middle Ages) a government official charged with collecting taxes.
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