- 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
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Examples from the Web for manicheism
He, who had been involved in the fascinating wiles of Manicheism, could not be ignorant of them.Freaks of Fanaticism
This was the rise of Manicheism, named for its founder Manes.Oriental Women
Edward Bagby Pollard
Manicheism, as it was called, accepted the Christian Bible, or at least some parts of it.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation
Ernst Von Dobschutz
Is it because you are afraid to print any thing in opposition to the cant of the 'Quarterly' about Manicheism?My Recollections of Lord Byron
Manicheism, unlike Mithraism, was not to succumb, but merely to retreat before Christianity.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor