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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Babism  \Bab"ism\,  Babiism  \Bab"i*ism\,  n. 
  The  doctrine  of  a  modern  religious  pantheistical  sect  in 
  Persia,  which  was  founded,  about  1844,  by  Mirza  Ali  Mohammed 
  ibn  Rabhik  (1820  --  1850),  who  assumed  the  title  of 
  Bab-ed-Din  (Per.,  Gate  of  the  Faith).  Babism  is  a  mixture  of 
  Mohammedan,  Christian,  Jewish,  and  Parsi  elements.  This 
  doctrine  forbids  concubinage  and  polygamy,  and  frees  women 
  from  many  of  the  degradations  imposed  upon  them  among  the 
  orthodox  Mohammedans.  Mendicancy,  the  use  of  intoxicating 
  liquors  and  drugs,  and  slave  dealing,  are  forbidden; 
  asceticism  is  discountenanced.  --  {Bab"ist},  n.