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Karaites meaning in English

Meaning of Karaites in English

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Karaites pronunciation in English

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1. karaites

a Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century

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see synonyms of karaites
a member of a Jewish sect originating in the 8th century ad, which rejected the Talmud, favoured strict adherence to and a literal interpretation of the Bible, and attempted to deduce a code of life from it
of, relating to, or designating the Karaite sect

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see synonyms of karaites
a member of a Jewish sect, established in the Middle East in the 8th cent., rejecting the Talmud and acknowledging only the Bible as the authority in religion

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