Muʽtazilite

noun
Mu·​ʽta·​zi·​lite
variants: or Mutazilite \ -​ˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of Muʽtazilite

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

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History and Etymology for Muʽtazilite

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 20 Sep. 2020.

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