Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[kar-uh-ahyt] /ˈkær əˌaɪt/

noun, Judaism.
a member of a sect, founded in Persia in the 8th century a.d. by the religious leader Anan ben David, that rejected the Talmud and the teachings of the rabbis in favor of strict adherence to the Bible as the only source of Jewish law and practice.
a member of a Jewish sect originating in the 8th century ad, which rejected the Talmud, favoured strict adherence to and a literal interpretation of the Bible, and attempted to deduce a code of life from it
of, relating to, or designating the Karaite sect


Read Also:

  • Karaj

    [kah-rahj] /kɑˈrɑdʒ/ noun 1. a city in N Iran, near Tehran.

  • Karaka

    /ˈkɑːrɑːkə/ noun (pl) karaka 1. a common coastal New Zealand tree, Corynocarpus laevigatus, with orange fruits and seeds which are poisonous unless cooked

  • Kara-Kalpak

    [kah-ruh-kahl-pahk, kar-uh-kal-pak; Russian kuh-rah-kuhl-pahk] /ˌkɑ rə kɑlˈpɑk, ˌkær ə kælˈpæk; Russian kʌˈrɑ kʌlˈpɑk/ noun 1. one of a people living in the Kara-Kalpak Republic and adjacent areas. 2. the Turkic language of the Kara-Kalpaks. /kəˈrɑːkəlˈpɑːk/ noun 1. (pl) -paks, -pak. a member of a Mongoloid people of central Asia 2. the language of this people, […]

  • Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Republic

    noun 1. an autonomous republic in NW Uzbekistan. 63,938 sq. mi. (165,600 sq. km). Capital: Nukas. /kəˈrɑːkəlˈpɑːk/ noun 1. an administrative division in NW Uzbekistan, on the Aral Sea: came under Russian rule by stages from 1873 until Uzbekistan became independent in 1991. Capital: Nukus. Pop: 1 633 900 (2002 est). Area: 165 600 sq […]

Disclaimer: Karaite definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.