[ kahr-uh-jahyt ]
/ ˈkɑr əˌdʒaɪt /
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a member of an ultraconservative, sometimes fanatical, sect emphasizing the importance of strict adherence to Muslim principles of conduct, and advocating the killing of anyone seriously violating those principles.
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Origin of Kharijite
<Arabic khārij(ī) dissenter + -ite1
Words nearby Kharijite
Khanka, khansamah, Khanty, khapra beetle, kharif, Kharijite, Kharkiv, Kharkov, Khartoum, Khartoum North, Khasi
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