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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Kar•a•iteˈkær əˌaɪt(n.)

  1. a member of a Jewish sect, founded in Persia in the 8th century, that rejected the Talmud and rabbinical teachings in favor of adherence to the Bible.

    Category: Judaism

Origin of Karaite:

1720–30; < Heb qarā‘(īm)



  1. Karaism(ProperNoun)

    A Jewish movement that recognises only the Tanakh as a supreme legal authority, distinct from Rabbinic Judaism.

  2. Origin: יהדות קראית

Webster Dictionary

  1. Karaism(noun)

    doctrines of the Karaites


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