Karaites

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Noun1.Karaites - a Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
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Their activities mostly are trade, crafts (Jews), defense (Caraites, Tatars).
Popkin, "The Lost Tribes, the Caraites and the English Millenarians," Journal of Jewish Studies, 37 (1986), pp.
"Les caraites el l'emancipation des juifs." Dix-Huitieme Siecle 13 (1981): 137-47.