HyperDic: manichaeism

English > 1 sense of the word Manichaeism:
NOUNcognitionManichaeism, Manichaeanisma religion founded by Manes in the third century
English > Manichaeism: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000.
Broaderreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
AdjectivesManichaean, Manichean, Manicheeof or relating to Manichaeism
Manichaeanof or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism

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