Khlysty

Khlyst

[klist]
noun, plural Khlysty [kli-stee] , Khlysts.
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:
1855–60; < Russian: literally, whip

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