Meaning of Manichean

Man•i•che•an

Pronunciation: (man"i-kē'un), [key]
— n.
  1. an adherent of the dualistic religious system of Manes, a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic doctrine of a conflict between light and dark, matter being regarded as dark and evil.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Manicheans or their doctrines.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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