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Mutazilite

[moo-tah-zuh-lahyt] /muˈtɑ zəˌlaɪt/
noun, Islam.
1.
a member of a medieval theological sect (Mutazila) that maintained that nothing but eternity could be asserted regarding Allah, that the eternal nature of the Koran was questionable, and that humans have free will.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < Arabic muʿtazil(ah) + -ite1
Related forms
Mutazilism, noun
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Mutazilite

/muːˈtɑːzɪˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a member of an 8th-century liberal Muslim sect, later merged into the Shiahs
Word Origin
from Arabic mu`tazilah body of seceders + -ite1
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