Negores a religious sect in Japan, which derives its origin from Cambodoxi, a disciple of Xeaca. The sect consists of three classes. The first, who are less numerous than the others, devote themselves to the worship of the gods and the performance of religious ceremonies; the second employ themselves in military affairs, and the third in the preparation of weapons of war. The Negores, as a body, are so numerous and influential that the emperor finds it necessary to secure their favor. They are scrupulously careful about the lives of inferior animals, but their quarrels with each other often end in bloodshed. See Gardner, Faiths of the World, 2:524; Broughton, Bibliotheca Histor. Sacra, 2, s.v.

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