Also Man·i·chee [man-i-kee]. /ˈmæn ɪˌki/. an adherent of the dualistic religious system of Manes, a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic doctrine of a conflict between light and dark, matter being regarded as dark and evil.
of or relating to the Manicheans or their doctrines.
- Man·i·che·an·ism, Man·i·che·ism, noun
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How to use Manichean in a sentence
Later, his morals grew corrupt, and he lived a profligate life until he became a convert of the Manicheans at the age of nineteen.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
The Italian Manicheans were generally called Paterini, the meaning of which word has never been explained.
We are assured by good authorities that Bosnia was full of Manicheans and Arians as late as the middle of the fifteenth century.
St. Augustine had lamented the blindness of the Manicheans in rejecting sacred music.Curiosities of Christian History | Croake James
It was the easiest way of evading all the difficulties which were raised by the criticism of the Manicheans.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation | Ernst Von Dobschutz