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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Origin and Etymology of 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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