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Abrahamites

(4 syl.).

Certain Bohemian deists, so called because they professed to believe what Abraham believed before he was circumcised. The sect was forbidden by the Emperor Joseph II in 1783.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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