Dukhobor Definition

do͝okə-bôr
doukhobors, dukhobor
noun
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.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Dukhobor

  • Russian Dukhobor dukh spirit, Holy Ghost -bor fighter (from borot'sya to fight)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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