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Khlyst

[klist] /klɪst/
noun, plural Khlysty
[kli-stee] /klɪˈsti/ (Show IPA),
Khlysts.
1.
a member of a rigorously ascetic Russian sect originating in the 17th century and believing that each successive leader of the sect was an incarnation of Christ.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Russian: literally, whip
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