Karmathian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Karmathian One of a Mohammedan sect founded in the ninth century by Karmat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n karmathian One of a Mohammedan sect which arose in Turkey about the end of the ninth century. The Karmathians regarded the Koran as an allegorical book, rejected all revelation, fasting, and prayer, and were communistic, even in the matter of wives. They carried on wars against the califate particularly in the tenth century, but soon after disappeared. According to some accounts the Druses developed from them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Karmathian kär-mā′thi-an a member of a pantheistic socialistic Mohammedan sect which arose in Turkey about the close of the 9th century.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Karmat, its founder.

Usage

In literature:

We see their partial success in the ravages of the Karmathians, who were the true parents of the Fatimites.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
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