from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Syrian people following a religion marked by monotheism and a belief in al-Hakim (985-1021), an Ismaili caliph, as the embodiment of God.
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- proper n. A secretive community based mainly in the Middle East, whose religion is influenced by Islam.
- n. A member of this community.
- adj. Of, relating to, or to this religious community.
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- n. an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God
Arabic Durūz, pl. of durzī, a Druse, after Ismail al-Darazi (died c. 1019), Muslim religious leader.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)