One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An assembly of Dutch Remonstrant clergy; especially an assembly in March 1619 preceding the condemnation of the Remonstrants as heretics by the National Synod of Dordrecht in May.
2An assembly formed in May 1830 of Presbyterian ministers, elders, and congregations who seceded from the Synod of Ulster after their Remonstrance (against restrictive legislation which only accepted evangelical and orthodox Trinitarian candidates as future ordinands) was rejected.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Nichols (1745–1826).
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