[ man-i-kee-uh n ]
/ ˌmæn ɪˈki ən /
Also Man·i·chee [man-i-kee] /ˈmæn ɪˌki/. an adherent of the dualistic religious system of Manes, a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic doctrine of a conflict between light and dark, matter being regarded as dark and evil.
of or relating to the Manicheans or their doctrines.
Origin of Manichean
1300–50; Middle English Maniche (< Late Latin Manichaeus < Late Greek Manichaîos of Manes) + -an
OTHER WORDS FROM ManicheanMan·i·che·an·ism, Man·i·che·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for manichee
It would have been a spell to exorcise the Manichee, methinks.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
Just now thou wert but a coward, and now thou art a Manichee.Westward Ho!|Charles Kingsley
He felt far more inclined to embrace the faith of the Manichee!Henrietta Temple|Benjamin Disraeli