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A modern Persian sect founded in 1843, their doctrines a mixture of pantheistic with Gnostic and Buddhist beliefs; adverse to polygamy, concubinage, and divorce; insisted on the emancipation of women; have suffered from persecution, but are increasing in numbers.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bâbis'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bbis.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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