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Doukhobor

noun Dou·kho·bor \ˈdü-kə-ˌbȯr\

Definition of Doukhobor

  1. :  a member of a Christian sect of 18th century Russian origin emphasizing the duty of obeying the inner light and rejecting church or civil authority



Variants of doukhobor

also Dukhobor \ˈdü-kə-ˌbȯr\

Origin of doukhobor

Russian dukhobor, dukhoborets, from dukh spirit + borets wrestler


First Known Use: 1876


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