Babism

[bah-biz-uh m]

Origin of Babism

First recorded in 1840–50; Bāb(ī) + -ism
Related formsBab·ist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for babism

Historical Examples of babism

  • It was intended for the time when Babism would be prevalent.

    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

  • Babism, therefore, was a political as well as a religious movement.

    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.


British Dictionary definitions for babism

Babism

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 drugsCompare Baha'í Faith
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Word Origin and History for babism

Babism

n.

1850; see Baha'i.

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