early Christian adherents of Docetism.
Origin of Docetae
1810–20; < Late Greek dokētaí, plural of dokētḗs one who professes the heresy of appearance, equivalent to Greek dokē- (variant stem of dokeîn to seem, appear; cf. dogma) + -tēs agent noun suffix
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