Kharijite

Kharijite

[kahr-uh-jahyt]
noun Islam.
a member of an ultraconservative, sometimes fanatical, sect emphasizing the importance of strict adherence to Muslim principles of conduct, and advocating the killing of anyone seriously violating those principles.

Origin:
< Arabic khārij(ī) dissenter + -ite1

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