• WordNet 3.6
    • n Manichaeanism a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Manichaeanism the doctrines of the Manich├Žans
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In literature:

In the West, the first teachers of the Manichaean theology had been repulsed by the people, or suppressed by the prince.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
How are we to distinguish the dark chief of the Manichaeans when he talks our own thoughts to us?
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
I heard him every Lord's Day expound the word of truth, and was sure that all the knots of the Manichaeans could be unravelled.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
MANES, MANI, or MANICHAEANS, the founder of the MANICHAEANS (q. v.), a native of Persia, and who died A.D. 274.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The Hieracites in Egypt were closely allied with the Manichaeans.
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
Persecutes the Manichaeans and the Christians.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
No Manichaean or Christian translations in Tibetan have yet been discovered.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Is that a Manichaean doctrine?
"Devil-Worship in France" by Arthur Edward Waite
Manichaean, excellently confuted, 54.
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
He is a Manichaean, a Montanist; he is mad.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird

In news:

Over the past months there has been a number of references on dotCom to a " Manichaean " mindset.
The hawkish Romney adviser has been secunded to manage the running mate and graft a Manichaean worldview onto the foreign affairs neophyte.