Wa*ha"bee (?), n. [Ar. wahabi.]

A follower of Abdel Wahab (b. 1691; d. 1787), a reformer of Mohammedanism. His doctrines prevail particularly among the Bedouins, and the sect, though checked in its influence, extends to most parts of Arabia, and also into India.

[Written also Wahaby.]

 

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