noun Kara·ism \ˈker-ə-ˌi-zəm, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of KARAISM

:  a Jewish doctrine originating in Baghdad in the eighth century that rejects rabbinism and talmudism and bases its tenets on Scripture alone
Kara·ite \-ˌīt\ noun

Origin of KARAISM

Late Hebrew qĕrāīm Karaites, from Hebrew qārā to read
First Known Use: circa 1883


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