[ moo-tah-zuh-lahyt ]
/ muˈtɑ zəˌlaɪt /
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a member of a medieval theological sect (Mutazila ) that maintained that nothing but eternity could be asserted regarding Allah, that the eternal nature of the Quran was questionable, and that humans have free will.
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Origin of Mutazilite
First recorded in1720–30; from Arabic muʿtazil(aj) + -ite1
OTHER WORDS FROM MutaziliteMu·ta·zi·lism, noun
Words nearby Mutazilite
mutations, mutation stop, mutatis mutandis, mutato nomine, Mutazila, Mutazilite, mutch, mutchkin, mut dash, mute, muted
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How to use Mutazilite in a sentence
The Mutazilite doctrines are looked upon as quite heretical.The Faith of Islam|Edward Sell
British Dictionary definitions for Mutazilite
/ (muːˈtɑːzɪˌlaɪt) /
a member of an 8th-century liberal Muslim sect, later merged into the Shiahs
Word Origin for Mutazilite
from Arabic mu`tazilah body of seceders + -ite 1
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