1. the branch of rabbinical literature comprised of authoritative replies in letter form made by noted rabbis or Jewish scholars to questions sent to them concerning Jewish law.

noun, plural re·spon·sa [ri-spon-suh] /rɪˈspɒn sə/.

  1. the reply of a noted rabbi or Jewish scholar as rendered in the Responsa.

noun Judaism

  1. the plural of responsum
  2. that part of rabbinic literature concerned with written rulings in answer to questions

noun plural -sa (-sə)

  1. Judaism a written answer from a rabbinic authority to a question submitted

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