Dukhobor

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Du·kho·bor

also Dou·kho·bor (do͞o′kə-bôr′)
n. pl. Du·kho·bors or Du·kho·bo·ry (-bô′rē) also Dou·kho·bors or Dou·kho·bor·y
A member of a Russian Christian movement founded in the 1700s, many of whom migrated to Canada in the 1890s to escape persecution for their views, which included rejection of ecclesiastical and state authority.

[Russian Dukhobor : dukh, spirit, Holy Ghost + -bor, fighter (from borot'sya, to fight).]
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Dukhobor

(ˈduːkəʊˌbɔː)
pl n
(Christian Churches, other) a variant spelling of Doukhobor
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Dou•kho•bor

or Du•kho•bor

(ˈdu koʊˌbɔr)

n.
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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