Kharijite: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kär'u-jīt"), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. a member of an ultraconservative, sometimes fanatical, sect emphasizing the importance of strict adherence to Muslim principles of conduct, and advocating the killing of anyone seriously violating those principles.
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