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Druze

Syllabification: Druze
Pronunciation: /dro͞oz
 
/
(also Druse)

Definition of Druze in English:

noun (plural same, Druzes or Druses /ˈdro͞oziz/)

A member of a political and religious sect of Islamic origin, living chiefly in Lebanon and Syria. The Druze broke away from the Ismaili Muslims in the 11th century; they are regarded as heretical by the Muslim community at large.
Example sentences
  • The third largest Islamic group is the Druzes, a breakaway Muslim sect which has roots in earlier, non-Islamic religions.
  • He is the son of the former leader of the Druze Muslim sect.
  • Inspiringly, it brought together Christians, Sunni Muslims and Druze, all speaking with one voice for democracy, freedom and peace.

Origin

from French, from Arabic durūz (plural), from the name of one of their founders, Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Darazī (died 1019).

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