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noun,plural Khlys·ty [kli-stee], /klɪˈsti/, Khlysts.
  1. 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.

Origin of Khlyst

1855–60; <Russian: literally, whip

Words Nearby Khlyst Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023