Definitions for karaiteˈkær əˌaɪt

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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. Karaite(Noun)

    An adherent of Karaism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Karaite(noun)

    a sect of Jews who adhere closely to the letter of the Scriptures, rejecting the oral law, and allowing the Talmud no binding authority; -- opposed to the Rabbinists


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