Popovets

noun Po·po·vets \pəˈpȯvə̇ts\

Definition of Popovets

plural

Popovtsy

\-ȯftsē\
  1. :  a member of one of the major groups of the Raskolnik in Russia which maintains the hierarchical structure of episcopate and priesthood and is thereby distinguished from the priestless branch of the Bezpopovtsy — compare bezpopovets

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Origin and Etymology of popovets

Russian, from popov- (plural stem of pop priest) + -ets agent suffix


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