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

Definition of Karaism

  1. :  a Jewish doctrine originating in Baghdad in the eighth century that rejects rabbinism and talmudism and bases its tenets on Scripture alone


play \ˈker-ə-ˌīt, ˈka-rə-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of karaism

Late Hebrew qĕrāīm Karaites, from Hebrew qārā to read

First Known Use: circa 1883

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