Definition of Hutterite in English:

Hutterite

noun

  • 1A member of an Anabaptist Christian sect established in Moravia in the early 16th century.

    • ‘In this study of the Hutterites, an Anabaptist Protestant sect tracing its roots to 1528, an attempt is made to discover the qualities that have enabled their colonies to survive and thrive in North America.’
    • ‘The 1870s migration included Hutterites, an Anabaptist group that had originated in Moravia and later migrated to Russia to escape persecution.’
    • ‘The Catholic Church, The Lutheran Church and Reformed Churches of John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli frequently charged the Hutterites with heresy.’
    1. 1.1 A member of a North American community holding beliefs similar to the Moravian Hutterites and leading a very old-fashioned communal way of life.
      • ‘And in the fall, you can buy 50 pounds of onions from the Hutterites, which will keep, if stored properly, all winter.’
      • ‘The Hutterites live in communally owned agricultural enclaves, mostly in the upper Midwest.’
      • ‘In this respect, it is clear that we can learn much from the Hutterites.’
      • ‘For the Hutterites, it is clear that religion is the life-giving energy of their existence.’
      • ‘The Hutterites are effective in managing their adolescents, including them in family, work, and social responsibilities, and the young are able to meet the standards set by the community.’

adjective

  • Relating to Hutterites or their beliefs:

    ‘the local Hutterite colony’
    • ‘There are changes occurring in the traditional world of the Hutterite colony.’
    • ‘I asked him if he expected that Hutterite colonies - over 300 of which are in existence today - will survive in the future.’
    • ‘Let me initially share some observations regarding family life in a Hutterite colony.’
    • ‘They found that 95 percent of Hutterite children opt to remain in those communal agricultural societies.’
    • ‘Many generous individuals, churches, and Hutterite colonies donated sows and cash.’

Origin

From the name of Jacob Hutter (died 1536), a Moravian Anabaptist, + -ite.

Pronunciation:

Hutterite

/ˈhʌtərʌɪt/