Man`i*chae"an (?), Man`i*che"an, Man"i*chee (?), n. [LL. Manichaeus: cf. F. manich'een.]

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.

The Manichaeans stand as representatives of dualism pushed to its utmost development. Tylor.


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