Muʽtazilite

noun

Mu·​ʽta·​zi·​lite
variants or Mutazilite
-ˌlīt
plural -s
1
: a Muslim philosophical school founded in the 8th century a.d. emphasizing reason in religious interpretation, free will in opposition to predestination, and the unity and justice of Allah
2
: a member of the Muʽtazilite school

Word History

Etymology

Arabic muʽtazilah + English -ite

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“Muʽtazilite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mu%CA%BDtazilite. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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