Meaning of Khlyst

Khlyst

Pronunciation: (klist), [key]
— pl. Khlys•ty Khlysts.
  1. a member of a rigorously ascetic Russian sect originating in the 17th century and believing that each successive leader of the sect was an incarnation of Christ.
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