Stri·​gol·​nik | \ strə̇ˈgälnik\
plural Strigolniks\ -​ks \ also Strigolniki\ -​nəkē \

Definition of Strigolnik

: one of a Russian sect that broke away from the Eastern Orthodox Church in the 14th century in protest against the practice of charging fees for the administration of sacraments

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History and Etymology for Strigolnik

Russian Strigol'nik, literally, cutter, shearer; akin to Old Slavic strišti to cut, shear, Latin stringere to touch lightly, graze; from the practice ascribed to the sect's leader of himself cutting the hair of new converts

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