variants or Mutazilite
plural -s
: 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
: a member of the Muʽtazilite school

Word History


Arabic muʽtazilah + English -ite

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“Muʽtazilite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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