Hasid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hä'sid Ashk. Heb. &khligô'sidSeph.Heb. &khligä&sylpsēd'), [key]
— pl. Ha•sid•im
  1. a member of a sect founded in Poland in the 18th century by Baal Shem-Tov and characterized by its emphasis on mysticism, prayer, ritual strictness, religious zeal, and joy. Cf. Mitnagged.
  2. an Assidean.
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