Doukhobor

noun
Dou·​kho·​bor | \ ˈdü-kə-ˌbȯr How to pronounce Doukhobor (audio) \
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Definition of Doukhobor

: 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

First Known Use of Doukhobor

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Doukhobor

Russian dukhobor, dukhoborets, from dukh spirit + borets wrestler

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“Doukhobor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Doukhobor. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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