of or regarding the philosophical doctrine of dualism
- an adherent of Manichaeism
- of or associated with Manichaeism
- Alt. of Manichee
- Alt. of Manichean
additionally Manichean, 1550s (n.), 1630s (adj.), from Latin Manichaeus (see Manichaeism).
(n.) Alt. of Manichee
- (a.) Alt. of Manichean
This first came into prominence in the opening decades of the 2nd century A.D., but is certainly older; it reached its height in the second third of the same century, and began to wane about the 3rd century, and from the second half of the 3rd century onwards was replaced by the closely-related and more powerful Manichaean movement.