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.

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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Examples from the Web for druze

Contemporary Examples of druze

  • The problem of lack of zoning by the State for construction in the Druze villages is seething under the surface.

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    The Start of a Druze Intifada?

    Orly Halpern

    July 18, 2013

  • The Druze are a religious/ethnic minority without national aspirations.

  • They proudly take an Israeli flag on all of their outings, and display an Israeli and a Druze flag in all of their branches.

  • The Christians and Druze communities, while not culpable, know what al-Qaida did to minorities in Iraq and elsewhere.

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    Be Careful What You Wish For In Syria

    Theodore Kattouf

    December 7, 2012

  • But what about those Arabs who serve in the IDF, specifically, the Druze who are conscripted and the Bedouin who volunteer?

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    Uncle Herzl Wants You

    Dov Waxman

    May 10, 2012

Historical Examples of druze

  • 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