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Babism

[bah-biz-uh m] /ˈbɑ bɪz əm/
noun
1.
Bābī (def 1).
Origin of Babism
1840-1850
1840-50; Bab + -ism
Related forms
Babist, noun, adjective
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  • Disloyalty was an essential corollary of Babism and not a consequence of the repression and persecution which it met.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • The Bahais are ignorant of the dogmas of Babism and of its history and its book.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Babism, therefore, was a political as well as a religious movement.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Babism, repressed and forced into concealment, entered upon a new phase.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • It was intended for the time when Babism would be prevalent.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • He changed in a measure the doctrines and laws of Babism, liberalizing its provisions.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • In examples of patient constancy of faith and of unswerving trust, the "Acta Martyrum" do not excel the annals of Babism.

    Lectures and Essays Thomas Henry Huxley
  • A schism divided the followers of Babism into two sects, Bahais and Ezelis.

  • Buddhism and Babism have counted as many excited and resigned martyrs as even Christianity.

    The Apostles Ernest Renan
  • In examples of patient constancy of faith and of unswerving trust, the Acta Martyrum do not excel the annals of Babism.

British Dictionary definitions for Babism

Babism

/ˈbɑːbɪzəm/
noun
1.
a pantheistic Persian religious sect, founded in 1844 by the Bab, forbidding polygamy, concubinage, begging, trading in slaves, and indulgence in alcohol and drugs Compare Baha'í Faith
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Word Origin and History for Babism
n.

1850; see Baha'i.

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