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Variant of Dukhobor.


(ˈduːkəʊˌbɔː) or


(Christian Churches, other) a member of a Russian sect of Christians that originated in the 18th century. In the late 19th century a large minority emigrated to W Canada, where most Doukhobors now live
[from Russian dukhoborcy spirit wrestler, from dukh spirit + borcy wrestler]


or Du•kho•bor

(ˈdu koʊˌbɔr)

a member of a religious sect originating in Russia in the 18th century, believing in the supreme authority of the inner voice, rejecting the establishment of churches, and opposing civil authority.
[1875–80; < Russian dukhobór, dukhobórets, Old Russian dukhoborĭtsĭ literally, one who fights against the Holy Ghost (compare Russian dukh spirit, boréts wrestler)]
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The CP's Russian Clubs tried to attract "progressives" in the Russian Orthodox Church and among Doukhobors but with little success.
An unnamed cabinet spokesman said the government would not respond to any Catholic pressure lest other groups, including the Doukhobors, Mennonites and Seventh Day Adventists, seek the same privileges and make the "school system inefficient, expensive and chaotic.
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Historian Frances Swyripa, who has written extensively on immigration and ethnicity in Canada, here offers a comprehensive, comparative introduction to the settlement experiences and prairie heritages of Ukrainians, Mennonites, Icelanders and Doukhobors, as well as Germans, Romanians, Jews, poles, Swedes, Danes, Finns and Norwegians.
For minorities such as Jews, Hutterites, Mennonites, Doukhobors, Hindus, Muslims, and others, ethnicity and religion are closely intertwined; their religion must be safeguarded to protect their ethnicity.
As Shaw points out, Mennonites, Quakers, Tunkers, Doukhobors, and eventually Christadelphians and Seventh-Day Adventists were granted exemption from military conscription on the basis of membership in a group, while members of the International Bible Student's Association (Jehovah's Witnesses after 1931) and Plymouth Brethren were not.
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He traces the historic difficulty Canada has had in accommodating the beliefs and practices of minority religious communities, beginning in the pre-Charter era with the Mennonites, Hutterites, and Doukhobors, and continuing with the Jehovah's Witnesses.
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