Bezpopovets

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

Definition of Bezpopovets

plural Bezpopovtsy \ˌbes-pə-ˈpȯft-sē, ˌbez-\
: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


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