mazdakite

noun
maz·​dak·​ite | \ ˈmazdəˌkīt \
variants: or less commonly mazdakean \ ¦mazdə¦kēən \
plural -s

Definition of mazdakite

: a member of a communistic sect that was founded late in the 5th century by Mazdak and that advocated community of property and women, simplicity in life, and abstinence from meat

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History and Etymology for mazdakite

Mazdak, 5th century a.d. Persian religious reformer + English -ite or -an

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“Mazdakite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mazdakite. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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