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pagan

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; gentile.
  • noun a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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fanatism

  • noun excessive intolerance of opposing views
    zealotry; fanaticism.

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orthodox

  • adjective adhering to what is commonly accepted
    • an orthodox view of the world
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism
    Jewish-Orthodox.
    • Orthodox Judaism

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intoleration

Intolerance; want of toleration; refusal to tolerate a difference of opinion.

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nonorthodox

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indoctrination

  • noun teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically

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nonliturgical

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zealotry

  • noun excessive intolerance of opposing views
    fanatism; fanaticism.

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trivialize

  • verb make trivial or insignificant
    trivialise.
    • Don't trivialize the seriousness of the issue!

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upbringing

  • noun properties acquired during a person's formative years
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; bringing up; rearing; nurture; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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fundamentalistic

  • adjective of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
    fundamentalist.

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wacko

  • noun a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
    whacko; nutter.

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jainist

  • noun a believer in Jainism
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Jainism
    Jain.
    • Jain gods

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totalism

  • noun the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
    absolutism; totalitarianism.

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irreligious

  • adjective hostile or indifferent to religion

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heterogamy

(Bot.) The process of fertilization in plants by an indirect or circuitous method; -- opposed to orthogamy.

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secularize

  • verb make secular and draw away from a religious orientation
    secularise.
    • Ataturk secularized Turkey
  • verb transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
    desacralize.

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gerrymander

  • noun an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)
  • verb divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts

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bigoted

  • adjective satellite blindly and obstinately attached to some creed or opinion and intolerant toward others
    • a bigoted person
    • an outrageously bigoted point of view

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exclusivism

The act or practice of excluding being exclusive; exclusiveness.

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fanatically

  • adverb in a passionately fanatic manner
    • he followed the teachings of his guru fanatically

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ecumenicalism

  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenism; ecumenicism.

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syncretistic

  • adjective relating to a historical tendency for a language to reduce its use of inflections
    syncretical; syncretic; syncretistical.
    • modern English is a syncretic language
  • adjective of or characterized by syncretism
    syncretical; syncretic; syncretistical.

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indifferentism

State of indifference; want of interest or earnestness; especially, a systematic apathy regarding what is true or false in religion or philosophy; agnosticism.
The indifferentism which equalizes all religions and gives equal rights to truth and error. Cardinal Manning.

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shinrikyo

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bigotry

  • noun the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
    dogmatism.

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wahhabi

  • noun a member of a strictly orthodox Sunni Muslim sect from Saudi Arabia; strives to purify Islamic beliefs and rejects any innovation occurring after the 3rd century of Islam
    Wahabi.
    • Osama bin Laden is said to be a Wahhabi Muslim

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homogamy

(Bot.) The condition of being homogamous.

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discalced

  • adjective (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals
    unshod; discalceate.
    • discalced friars

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fervor

  • noun feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fervidness; fire; ardor; fervour; ardour; fervency.
    • he spoke with great ardor
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervour; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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officiant

  • noun a clergyman who officiates at a religious ceremony or service

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nonclerical

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exclusionism

The character, manner, or principles of an exclusionist.

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nondenominational

  • adjective satellite not restricted to a particular religious denomination
    • a nondenominational church

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ecstatic

  • adjective satellite feeling great rapture or delight
    rhapsodic; rapturous; enraptured; rapt.

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nonconformism

  • noun a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
    nonconformity; nonconformance.
  • noun the practice of nonconformity

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syncretic

  • adjective relating to a historical tendency for a language to reduce its use of inflections
    syncretical; syncretistical; syncretistic.
    • modern English is a syncretic language
  • adjective of or characterized by syncretism
    syncretical; syncretistical; syncretistic.

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daoism

  • noun philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
    Taoism.

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syncretist

One who attempts to unite principles or parties which are irreconcilably at variance; specifically (Eccl. Hist.), an adherent of George Calixtus and other Germans of the seventeenth century, who sought to unite or reconcile the Protestant sects with each other and with the Roman Catholics, and thus occasioned a long and violent controversy in the Lutheran church.

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unorthodoxy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    heresy; heterodoxy.
  • noun a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    heresy.

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devoutly

  • adverb in a devout and pious manner
    piously.
    • she was devoutly Catholic

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heterodoxy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    unorthodoxy; heresy.
  • noun the quality of being unorthodox
    unorthodoxy.

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shiite

A member of that branch of the Mohammedans to which the Persians belong. They reject the first three caliphs, and consider Ali as being the first and only rightful successor of Mohammed. They do not acknowledge the Sunna, or body of traditions respecting Mohammed, as any part of the law, and on these accounts are treated as heretics by the Sunnites, or orthodox Mohammedans.

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sodality

  • noun people engaged in a particular occupation
    fraternity; brotherhood.
    • the medical fraternity

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confraternities

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exclusivist

One who favor or practices any from of exclusiveness or exclusivism.
The field of Greek mythology . . . the favorite sporting ground of the exclusivists of the solar theory. Gladstone.

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ecumenicism

  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenicalism; ecumenism.

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shi'ite

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Shiite; Shi'ite Muslim; Shiite Muslim; Shia Muslim.

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proselytisers

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puritanically

  • adverb in a prudish manner
    prudishly.
    • she acts prudishly, but I wonder whether she is really all that chaste

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revivalism

  • noun an attempt to reawaken the evangelical faith

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rastafarian

  • noun follower of Rastafarianism
    Rasta.
  • noun (Ethiopia) adherents of an African religion that regards Ras Tafari as divine

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zealot

  • noun a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    partisan; drumbeater.
  • noun a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans

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incurably

  • adverb to an incurable degree
    • she was incurably optimistic
  • adverb in a manner impossible to cure
    • he is incurably ill

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syncretism

  • noun the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy)
    • a syncretism of material and immaterial theories
  • noun the fusion of originally different inflected forms (resulting in a reduction in the use of inflections)

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undenominational

  • adjective satellite not bound or devoted to the promotion of a particular denomination
    • undenominational religious instruction

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extremism

  • noun any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies

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abrahamic

Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch; as, the Abrachamic covenant.

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devoutness

  • noun piety by virtue of being devout
    religiousness.

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irreducible

  • adjective incapable of being made smaller or simpler
    • an irreducible minimum
    • an irreducible formula
    • an irreducible hernia

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disaffiliation

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trivialize

  • verb make trivial or insignificant
    trivialise.
    • Don't trivialize the seriousness of the issue!

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fundamentalism

  • noun the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth

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totalistic

  • adjective of or relating to the principles of totalitarianism according to which the state regulates every realm of life
    totalitarian.
    • totalitarian theory and practice
    • operating in a totalistic fashion

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medicant

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secular

  • noun someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    layperson; layman.
  • adjective of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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cultism

  • noun devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
  • noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    idolatry; veneration; devotion.

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ultraconservative

  • noun an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
    extreme right-winger; reactionary.
  • adjective satellite extremely conservative

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shia

  • noun one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
    Shiah; Shiah Islam.

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mazdean

Of or pertaining to Ahura-Mazda, or Ormuzd, the beneficent deity in the Zoroastrian dualistic system; hence, Zoroastrian.

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zealotism

The character or conduct of a zealot; zealotry.

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fundamentalist

  • noun a supporter of fundamentalism
  • adjective of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
    fundamentalistic.

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fervidly

  • adverb with passionate fervor
    fierily; fervently.
    • both those for and against are fervently convinced they speak for the great majority of the people
    • a fierily opinionated book

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observance

  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observation; watching.
  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; ceremonial occasion; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

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brahminic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of a brahmin
    brahminical.

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zealousness

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druze

  • noun an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God
    Druse.
    • a Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives

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sisterhood

  • noun the kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings
    sistership.
  • noun an association or society of women who are linked together by a common religion or trade or interest
    sistership.

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reweaving

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obscurantist

  • noun a person who is deliberately vague

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unsectarian

  • adjective not restricted to one sect or school or party
    nonsectarian.
    • religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere
    • nonsectarian colleges
    • a wide and unsectarian interest in religion"- Bertrand Russell

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mendicant

  • noun a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
    friar.
  • noun a pauper who lives by begging
    beggar.

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heterodox

  • adjective satellite characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    heretical; dissident.

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resurgence

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    revivification; revitalisation; revival; revitalization.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture

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animist

  • noun one who accepts the doctrine of animism
  • adjective of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
    animistic.

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obscurantism

  • noun a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
  • noun a deliberate act intended to make something obscure

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identifiably

  • adverb in an identifiable manner
    • they were identifiably different

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orthodoxy

  • noun the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  • noun a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

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judaic

Of or pertaining to the Jews. "The natural or Judaical [religion]." South.

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nutter

  • noun a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
    wacko; whacko.

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monotheistic

  • adjective believing that there is only one god

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cargo

  • noun goods carried by a large vehicle
    load; lading; shipment; loading; consignment; freight; payload.

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polytheistic

  • adjective worshipping or believing in more than one god

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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nonsectarian

  • adjective not restricted to one sect or school or party
    unsectarian.
    • religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere
    • nonsectarian colleges
    • a wide and unsectarian interest in religion"- Bertrand Russell

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brotherhood

  • noun the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings
  • noun people engaged in a particular occupation
    sodality; fraternity.
    • the medical fraternity

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millennialist

One who believes that Christ will reign personally on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast; also, a believer in the universal prevalence of Christianity for a long period.

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heterodoxy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    unorthodoxy; heresy.
  • noun the quality of being unorthodox
    unorthodoxy.

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revivalistic

  • adjective of or relating to or characterizing revivalism

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fervour

  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervor; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
  • noun feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fervor; fervidness; fire; ardor; ardour; fervency.
    • he spoke with great ardor

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secularize

  • verb make secular and draw away from a religious orientation
    secularise.
    • Ataturk secularized Turkey
  • verb transfer from ecclesiastical to civil possession, use, or control
    desacralize.

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fundamentalist

  • noun a supporter of fundamentalism
  • adjective of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
    fundamentalistic.

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wiccan

  • noun a believer in Wicca
    witch.
  • adjective of or relating to Wicca

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zealot

  • noun a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans
  • noun a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    partisan; drumbeater.

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superstitiously

  • adverb in a superstitious manner
    • superstitiously he refused to travel on Friday the 13th

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cosmology

  • noun the metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe
  • noun the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
    cosmogony; cosmogeny.

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processional

  • noun religious music used in a procession
    prosodion.
  • adjective intended for use in a procession
    • processional music
    • processional cross

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judahite

One of the tribe of Judah; a member of the kingdom of Judah; a Jew. Kitto.

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worldviews

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indic

  • noun a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
    Indo-Aryan.

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dictum

  • noun an authoritative declaration
    say-so; pronouncement.
  • noun an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
    obiter dictum.

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