Bezpopovets

noun Bez·po·po·vets \ˌbes-pə-ˈpȯ-vəts, ˌbez-\

Definition of Bezpopovets

plural

Bezpopovtsy

\ˌbes-pə-ˈpȯft-sē, ˌbez-\
  1. :  a member of a Raskolnik priestless sect in Russia — compare popovets

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Origin and Etymology of bezpopovets

Russian, from bez without (from Old Russian) + popov- (plural stem of pop priest, from Old High German pfaffo, from Gothic papa, from Late Greek papas, from Greek, father) + -ets, agent suffix; akin to Old Slavic & Polish bez without, Lithuanian , Sanskrit bahis outside — more at pope


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