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Wahabee

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wahabee A follower of Abdel Wahab b. 1691; d. 1787), a reformer of Islam. His doctrines prevail particularly among the Bedouins, and the sect, though checked in its influence, extends to most parts of Arabia, and also into India.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wahabee wä-hä′bē one of a sect of Puritan Moslems founded in Central Arabia about 1760 by Abd-el-Wahhab (1691-1787), whose aim was to restore primitive Mohammedanism—also Wahä′bite
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. wahābi,

Usage

In literature:

Here he gained some authentic and curious information respecting the rise, history, and tenets of the Wahabees, a Mahomedan sect.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
He did not choose death, and followed the orthodox standard of the Prophet in fierce campaigns against the Wahabees.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
In warfare with the Wahabees, we acquired countless herds and the territories for them to roam upon.
"The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton" by Wardon Allan Curtis
In early youth he went to Arabia and there came under the influence of the Wahabee movement.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
People who lead the lives which we led until last winter are like a family of Wahabee Arabs pitching their tent in the midst of London.
"The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)" by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
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