Definition of dayan in English:
noun (plural dayanim /daˈjɑːnɪm/)Judaism
A religious judge, in particular one in a rabbinic court.
- However provoked, the dayanim adjourned without a decision and set a date for a second trial.
- Now we are encouraging them to appoint dayanim who are open to social change and ready to fight for it.
- During the vigil a representative of the Beth Din invited participants inside to meet the dayanim.
from Hebrew dayyān, from dān 'to judge'.
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