Definitions for karaiteˈkær əˌaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
Origin of Karaite:
1720–30; < Heb qarā‘(īm)
An adherent of Karaism.
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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