- 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/.
- the reply of a noted rabbi or Jewish scholar as rendered in the Responsa.
- the plural of responsum
- that part of rabbinic literature concerned with written rulings in answer to questions
noun plural -sa (-sə)
- Judaism a written answer from a rabbinic authority to a question submitted