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Babism

[bah-biz-uh m] /ˈbɑ bɪz əm/
noun
1.
Bābī (def 1).
Origin of Babism
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; Bāb(ī) + -ism
Related forms
Babist, noun, adjective
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  • It was intended for the time when Babism would be prevalent.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Babism, therefore, was a political as well as a religious movement.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • The Bahais are ignorant of the dogmas of Babism and of its history and its book.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Buddhism and Babism have counted as many excited and resigned martyrs as even Christianity.

    The Apostles Ernest Renan
  • Babism inculcates a high morality, and there is a likelihood of its becoming paramount in Persia.

  • A schism divided the followers of Babism into two sects, Bahais and Ezelis.

  • He changed in a measure the doctrines and laws of Babism, liberalizing its provisions.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Babism, repressed and forced into concealment, entered upon a new phase.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • In examples of patient constancy of faith and of unswerving trust, the Acta Martyrum do not excel the annals of Babism.

  • In examples of patient constancy of faith and of unswerving trust, the "Acta Martyrum" do not excel the annals of Babism.

    Lectures and Essays Thomas Henry Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for Babism

Babism

/ˈbɑːbɪzəm/
noun
1.
a pantheistic Persian religious sect, founded in 1844 by the Bab, forbidding polygamy, concubinage, begging, trading in slaves, and indulgence in alcohol and drugs Compare Baha'í Faith
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Word Origin and History for Babism
n.

1850; see Baha'i.

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