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Khlyst

[ klist ]
/ klɪst /
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noun, plural Khlys·ty [kli-stee], /klɪˈsti/, Khlysts.

a member of a rigorously ascetic Russian sect originating in the 17th century and believing that each successive leader of the sect was an incarnation of Christ.

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Origin of Khlyst

1855–60; <Russian: literally, whip
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