pl. Du′kho·bors· or Du·kho·bor′tsy
a member of a pacifistic, nonritualistic, mystical religious sect that separated (1785) from the Eastern Orthodox Church: in the 1890s, many members emigrated to W Canada
nounpl. Du·kho·bors or Du·kho·bo·ry also Dou·kho·bors or Dou·kho·bor·y
A member of a Russian Christian movement founded in the 1700s, many of whom migrated to Canada in the 1890s to escape persecution for their views, which included rejection of ecclesiastical and state authority.
Origin of DukhoborRussian Dukhobor : dukh, spirit, Holy Ghost + -bor, fighter (from borot'sya, to fight).