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Chasidim

and Zadikim. After the Babylonish captivity the Jews were divided into two groups- those who accepted and those who rejected the Persian innovation. The former were called pietists (chasidim), and the latter uprights (zadikim).

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