- a member of any of several sects founded by dissenters from the Russian Orthodox Church who opposed the liturgical reforms of Nikon in the 17th century.
Origin of Raskolnik
Examples from the Web for raskolniki
Also, if you will allow me, your Highness, I will go and have a talk with the Raskolniki.Dead Souls
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The famous Raskolniki Schismatics had a similar superstition about the beard.The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical
Frank H. Stauffer
The famous Raskolniki schismatics had a similar superstition to the Mahometan one mentioned above.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things
Edmund Fillingham King
Word Origin and History for raskolniki
"dissenter from the Russian Church, an Old Believer," 1723, from Russian Raskolnik "separatist," from raskol "schism, separation." The schism was a result of reforms by Patriarch Nikon in 1667.