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"According to Karlheinz Deschner in Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums, emperor Constantine I turned "the church of pacifists into a church of battlefield-shavelings, in original German turned "die Kirche der Pazifisten zur Kirche der Feldpfaffen"."--Sholem Stein

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  1. Someone with all or part of their head shaved, notably a tonsured clergyman; often used as a derogatory comment directed at priests or monks.
  2. A shaver, stripling, young man physically ripe enough to shave.

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