Definition of Nicodemite in English:

Nicodemite

noun

historical
  • A person who resembles Nicodemus; a secret or timid adherent; specifically a Protestant living in a Catholic country in the 16th cent. who concealed his or her faith to escape persecution.

Origin

Late 16th century. From Middle French Nicodemite from post-classical Latin Nicodemus (Vulgate; from Hellenistic Greek Νικόδημος, the name of the Jewish ruler who visited Jesus by night) + Middle French -ite.

Pronunciation

Nicodemite

/ˌnɪkəˈdiːmʌɪt/