Babism

[bah-biz-uh m]
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noun


Origin of Babism

First recorded in 1840–50; Bāb(ī) + -ism

Related formsBab·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for babism

Babism

noun

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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