Mahdism Mah"dism, n. Belief in the coming of the Mahdi; fanatical devotion to the cause of the Mahdi or a pretender to that title. -- {Mah"dist}, n.

Mahdism has proved the most shameful and terrible instrument of bloodshed and oppression which the modern world has ever witnessed. --E. N. Bennett. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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