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Euchite

[yoo-kahyt] /ˈyu kaɪt/
noun
1.
a member of a mendicant, ascetic sect living chiefly in Syria and Mesopotamia in the 4th–7th centuries a.d., and holding a belief that the demon in each person can be expelled only by ceaseless prayer.
Also called Messalian.
Origin of Euchite
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85
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