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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copts  \Copts\  (k[o^]pts"),  n.  pl.;  sing.  {Copt}.  [See  {Coptic}.] 
  (Etnol.) 
  1.  An  Egyptian  race  thought  to  be  descendants  of  the  ancient 
  Egyptians. 
 
  2.  The  principal  sect  of  Christians  in  Egypt  and  the  valley 
  of  the  Nile. 
 
  Note:  they  belong  to  the  Jacobite  sect  of  Monophysite 
  Christians,  and  for  eleven  centuries  have  had 
  possession  of  the  patriarchal  chair  of  Alexandria. 




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