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Man·i·chae·ism(măn′ĭ-kē′ĭz′əm) also Man·i·chae·an·ism (-kē′ə-nĭz′əm)
1. The syncretic, dualistic religious philosophy taught by the Persian prophet Mani, combining elements of Zoroastrian, Christian, and Gnostic thought and opposed by the imperial Roman government, Neoplatonist philosophers, and orthodox Christians.
2. A dualistic philosophy dividing the world between good and evil principles or regarding matter as intrinsically evil and mind as intrinsically good.
[From Late Latin Manichaeus, Manichaean, from Late Greek Manikhaios, from Manikhaios, Mani.]
Man·i·chae·an (măn′ĭ-kē′ən) n. & adj.
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1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to Manichaeism
2. (Theology) chiefly RC Church involving a radical dualism
(Other Non-Christian Religions) an adherent of Manichaeism
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|Noun||1.||Manichaean - an adherent of Manichaeism|
|Adj.||1.||Manichaean - of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism; "a Manichaean conflict between good and evil"|
|2.||Manichaean - of or relating to Manichaeism|
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