Definition of Bezpopovets
: 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 bè, Sanskrit bahis outside — more at pope
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