Manichaean Man`i*ch[ae]"an, Manichean Man`i*che"an, Manichee Man"i*chee, n. [LL. Manichaeus: cf. F. manich['e]en.] A believer in the doctrines of Manes, a Persian of the third century A. D., who taught a dualism in which Light is regarded as the source of Good, and Darkness as the source of Evil. [1913 Webster]

The Manich[ae]ans stand as representatives of dualism pushed to its utmost development. --Tylor. [1913 Webster]

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