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Kharijite

[ kahr-uh-jahyt ]
/ ˈkɑr əˌdʒaɪt /
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noun Islam.

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
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