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rastafarian (Also rastafarians) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to rastafarian

manichee

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichean.
  • adjective of or relating to Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichean.

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mithraicism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraism.

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satanist

  • noun an adherent of Satan or Satanism
    diabolist.

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rastafarianism

  • noun a religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the Promised Land

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st._james_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; Saint James; St. James.

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african_country

  • noun any one of the countries occupying the African continent
    African nation.

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satanism

  • noun a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
    demonism; diabolism.

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shinto

  • noun the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shintoism.

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abyssinia

  • noun Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
    Ethiopia; Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Yaltopya.

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totalism

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

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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saint_john

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; St. John River; St. John.

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lutheran

  • noun follower of Lutheranism
  • adjective of or pertaining to Martin Luther or his teachings
    • the Lutheran doctrine of justification by faith alone

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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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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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st._john

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John River.

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mahayana_buddhism

  • noun one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone; the dominant religion of China and Tibet and Japan
    Mahayana.

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doubting_thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.
  • noun someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)

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saint_andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew the Apostle; Andrew; St. Andrew.

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caesarism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; totalitarianism.

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eritrean

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Eritrea
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Eritrea or its people
    • Eritrean civil war

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simon_peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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saint_thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    doubting Thomas; Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; St. Thomas.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas.

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animism

  • noun the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls
    • animism is common among primitive peoples

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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doubting

  • adjective satellite marked by or given to doubt
    skeptical; sceptical; questioning.
    • a skeptical attitude
    • a skeptical listener
  • verb consider unlikely or have doubts about
    doubt.
    • I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage

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adherent

  • noun someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
    disciple.
  • adjective satellite sticking fast

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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simon_the_canaanite

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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bahai

  • noun a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
  • adjective of or relating to Bahaism

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votary

  • noun one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service
    • monasteries of votaries
  • noun a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult
    • a votary of Aphrodite

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amhara

  • noun a member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia

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aristotelean

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelian.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelic; Aristotelian.
    • Aristotelean logic

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absolutist

  • noun one who advocates absolutism
  • adjective pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
    absolutistic.

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rastas

  • noun (Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
    Rastafari.
  • noun follower of Rastafarianism
    Rastafarian; Rasta.

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john_the_evangelist

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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thomas

  • noun United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
    Seth Thomas.
  • noun United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)
    Norman Mattoon Thomas; Norman Thomas.

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dictatorship

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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ethiopia

  • noun Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
    Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Abyssinia; Yaltopya.

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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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shintoism

  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shinto.

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saint_jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Judas; Jude.

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peripateticism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    Aristotelianism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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diabolist

  • noun an adherent of Satan or Satanism
    Satanist.

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shintoist

  • noun a believer in Shintoism
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Shintoism
    Shintoistic; Shinto.
    • Shinto temples

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adherence

  • noun faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
    adhesion; attachment.
    • attachment to a formal agenda
    • adherence to a fat-free diet
    • the adhesion of Seville was decisive
  • noun the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    adhesiveness; adhesion; bond.
    • the mutual adhesiveness of cells
    • a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion

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saint_andrew_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Andrew; St. Andrew.

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st._john_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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hsuan_chiao

  • noun popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
    Taoism.

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diabolism

  • noun a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
    demonism; Satanism.

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creationist

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stalinism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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unitarian

  • noun adherent of Unitarianism
  • adjective of or relating to or characterizing Unitarianism

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matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.
  • noun one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount
    Gospel According to Matthew.

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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manichaean

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichee; Manichean.
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism
    dualistic.
    • a Manichaean conflict between good and evil

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aristotelic

  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelean; Aristotelian.
    • Aristotelean logic

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jainism

  • noun sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
  • noun religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being

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rastafari

  • noun (Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
    Rastas.

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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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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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one-man_rule

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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simon_zelotes

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon.

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ismailian

  • noun an adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism
    Ismaili.

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adhesion

  • noun abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
  • noun a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures

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federal_democratic_republic_of_ethiopia

  • noun Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
    Ethiopia; Abyssinia; Yaltopya.

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animistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
    animist.

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roots

  • noun the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
    • his roots in Texas go back a long way
    • he went back to Sweden to search for his roots
    • his music has African roots
  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
    root.

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shogunate

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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jainist

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

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thomas_the_doubting_apostle

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    doubting Thomas; Thomas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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cultist

  • noun a member of a religious cult
  • noun a member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

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zoroastrian

  • noun follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism
  • adjective of or pertaining to Zoroaster or the religion he founded

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mahayana

  • noun a major school of Buddhism teaching social concern and universal salvation; China; Japan; Tibet; Nepal; Korea; Mongolia
  • noun one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone; the dominant religion of China and Tibet and Japan
    Mahayana Buddhism.

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apostolic

  • adjective of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings
    apostolical.
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; pontifical; apostolical.
    • papal dispensation

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jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Judas; Saint Jude.
  • noun a New Testament book attributed to Saint Jude
    Epistle of Jude.

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wicca

  • noun a community of followers of the Wicca religion
  • noun the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe

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peripatetic

  • noun a person who walks from place to place
  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Aristotelean; Aristotelian.

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wayfaring

  • noun traveling (especially on foot)
  • adjective satellite traveling especially on foot
    peripatetic.
    • peripatetic country preachers
    • a poor wayfaring stranger

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cult

  • noun followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season

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mahdism

  • noun belief in the appearance of the Mahdi; devotion to a Mahdi

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dualism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

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yaltopya

  • noun Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
    Ethiopia; Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Abyssinia.

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tao

  • noun an adherent of any branch of Taoism
    Taoist.
  • noun the ultimate principle of the universe

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obi

  • noun (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
    obeah.
  • noun a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
    obeah.

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ethiopian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Ethiopia or its people or languages
    • Ethiopian immigrants

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ismaili

  • noun an adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism
    Ismailian.
  • adjective of or relating to a branch of Shiism that is noted for its esoteric philosophy

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druse

  • 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
    Druze.
    • a Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives

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groundation

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simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.
  • noun United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
    Paul Simon.

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apostolical

  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; pontifical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation
  • adjective of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings
    apostolic.

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saint_john_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; John.

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monophysite

  • noun an adherent of Monophysitism
  • adjective of or relating to Monophysitism
    Monophysitic.

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apostle

  • noun an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform
    • an apostle of revolution
  • noun any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
    Apostelic Father.

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trustafarian

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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follower

  • noun a person who accepts the leadership of another
  • noun someone who travels behind or pursues another

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saint_matthew_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew.

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totalitarianism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism.
  • noun the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
    absolutism; totalism.

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mahayanist

  • noun an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism

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rasta

  • noun follower of Rastafarianism
    Rastafarian.

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john_the_divine

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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tantra

  • noun any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
  • noun doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet
    Tantrism.

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totalitarian

  • noun an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
  • adjective satellite characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control
    • a totalitarian regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul"- Arthur M.Schlesinger, Jr.

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levi

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Matthew; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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tantrism

  • noun movement within Buddhism combining elements of Hinduism and paganism
  • noun doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet
    Tantra.

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thaddaeus

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Judas; Saint Jude; Jude.

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hinayanist

  • noun an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism

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tyranny

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.
  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    absolutism; despotism.

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aristotelianism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    peripateticism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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st._matthew_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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ital

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dreadlock

  • noun one of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp; popularized by Rastafarians

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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jain

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Jainism
    Jainist.
    • Jain gods

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donatism

  • noun a schismatic Christian religion in northern Africa from the 4th to the 7th century; held that only those who led a blameless life belonged in the church or could administer the sacraments

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baruch

  • noun economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)
    Bernard Baruch; Bernard Mannes Baruch.
  • noun a disciple of and secretary for the prophet Jeremiah

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amoralism

  • noun the doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid

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zen_buddhism

  • noun school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan
    Zen.
  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight
    Zen.

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saint_peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Simon Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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tibetan_buddhism

  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism
    Lamaism.

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absolutistic

  • adjective pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
    absolutist.

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amoralist

  • noun someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid

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african_nation

  • noun any one of the countries occupying the African continent
    African country.

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simon_the_zealot

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Canaanite; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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religious_cult

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; cultus.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.
  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; dick; putz; pecker.

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donatist

  • noun an adherent of Donatism
  • adjective of or relating to Donatism

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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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monocracy

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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st._thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    doubting Thomas; Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; Saint Thomas.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; Saint Thomas.

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demonism

  • noun a belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)
    diabolism; Satanism.

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judas_iscariot

  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
    Judas.

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despotism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; absolutism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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st._jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    Thaddaeus; Judas; Saint Jude; Jude.

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cultus

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; religious cult.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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saint_matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle.

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socinian

  • noun an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin; influenced the development of Unitarian theology

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judas

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Saint Jude; Jude.
  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
    Judas Iscariot.

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saint_james_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; St. James the Apostle; Saint James; St. James.

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st._andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Saint Andrew the Apostle; Andrew.

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st._james

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; St. James the Apostle; Saint James.

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andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Saint Andrew the Apostle; St. Andrew.

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antinomian

  • noun a follower of the doctrine of antinomianism
  • adjective relating to or influenced by antinomianism

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mahdi

  • noun (Islam) a messianic leader who (according to popular Muslim belief) will appear before the end of the world and restore justice and religion

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attachment

  • noun a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
    fond regard.
  • noun a supplementary part or accessory

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disciple

  • noun someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
    adherent.

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st._peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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reggae

  • noun popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar

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arminian

  • noun adherent of Arminianism
  • adjective of or relating to Arminianism

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saint_peter_the_apostle

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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st._simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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authoritarianism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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manichean

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichee.
  • adjective of or relating to Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichee.

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st._matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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taoist

  • noun an adherent of any branch of Taoism
    Tao.
  • adjective of or relating to the popular Chinese religious system based on the teachings of Lao-tzu but including a pantheon of gods along with divination and magic
    • Taoist temples

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macumba

  • noun (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
  • noun popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult

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obeah

  • noun (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
    obi.
  • noun a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
    obi.

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lamaist

  • noun (Buddhism) an adherent of Lamaism

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aristotelian

  • noun a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    Peripatetic; Aristotelean.
  • adjective of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy
    peripatetic; Aristotelean; Aristotelic.
    • Aristotelean logic

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st._peter_the_apostle

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; Peter.

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hussite

  • noun an adherent of the religious reforms of John Huss

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zen

  • noun school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan
    Zen Buddhism.
  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight
    Zen Buddhism.

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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mithraism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraicism.

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hinayana

  • noun a major school of Buddhism teaching personal salvation through one's own efforts
  • noun an offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia
    Hinayana Buddhism.

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saint_james

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; St. James the Apostle; St. James.

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dread

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehension; apprehensiveness.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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voodoo

  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; hoodoo; fetich; fetish.
  • noun (Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities

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taoism

  • noun a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
  • noun religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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sikh

  • noun an adherent of Sikhism
  • adjective of or relating to the Sikhs or their religious beliefs and customs

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zen_buddhist

  • noun an adherent of the doctrines of Zen Buddhism

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lamaism

  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism
    Tibetan Buddhism.

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