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Druze

or Druse

[drooz]
noun
  1. Islam. a member of an independent religious sect living chiefly in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, established in the 11th century as a branch of Ismaʿili Shiʿism and containing elements of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and believing in the transmigration of souls and the ultimate perfection of humankind.
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Origin of Druze

1595–1605; < Arabic durūz, plural of durzī a Druze, derivative of the name of one of the sect founders, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Darazī
Related formsDru·ze·an, Dru·zi·an, adjective
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  • The Druze villages were at our feet, and a green valley with a gleaming stream.

    Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • This then, I believe, is the true system of Druze initiation.

    Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • In short, it was imperative that we should go at once to the Druze mountain.

    Oriental Encounters

    Marmaduke Pickthall

  • Dr. De Forest used to say, that there is not a boor in the Druze nation.

    The Women of the Arabs

    Henry Harris Jessup

  • The old24 Druze women are masters of a pious religious phraseology.

    The Women of the Arabs

    Henry Harris Jessup