karaite


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Karaite \Ka"ra*ite\, n. [Heb. q[=a]r[=a] to read.] (Eccl. Hist.)
   A sect of Jews who adhere closely to the letter of the
   Scriptures, rejecting the oral law, and allowing the Talmud
   no binding authority; -- opposed to the Rabbinists.
   [1913 Webster]
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