Manicheism

Manichean

[man-i-kee-uhn]
noun
1.
Also, Manichee [man-i-kee] . an adherent of the dualistic religious system of Manes, a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic doctrine of a conflict between light and dark, matter being regarded as dark and evil.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Manicheans or their doctrines.
Also, Manichaean.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English Maniche (< Late Latin Manichaeus < Late Greek Manichaîos of Manes) + -an

Manicheanism, Manicheism, noun
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Manichaeism or Manicheism (ˈmænɪkiːˌɪzəm)
 
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1.  the system of religious doctrines, including elements of Gnosticism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Buddhism, etc, taught by the Persian prophet Mani about the 3rd century ad. It was based on a supposed primordial conflict between light and darkness or goodness and evil
2.  chiefly RC Church any similar heretical philosophy involving a radical dualism
 
[C14: from Late Latin Manichaeus, from Late Greek Manikhaios of Mani]
 
Manicheism or Manicheism
 
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[C14: from Late Latin Manichaeus, from Late Greek Manikhaios of Mani]
 
'Manichee or Manicheism
 
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