Molokan

noun
Mol·​o·​kan | \ ˌmäləˈkän \
plural Molokans\ -​nz \ also Molokani\ -​nē \

Definition of Molokan

: a member of a religious sect originating in Russia as an offshoot of the Doukhobors, becoming an antiritualistic group stressing the authority of the Bible, and calling themselves Spiritual Christians

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History and Etymology for Molokan

Russian, from moloko milk; probably from the dietary laws of the sect that permit milk drinking during Lent

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“Molokan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Molokan. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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