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An adherent or follower of the teaching of Joanna Southcott (1750–1814), a prophet and writer who claimed to be the woman chosen to give birth to the divine incarnation, mentioned in Revelations 12.
Of or relating to Joanna Southcott, her prophecies, or her followers.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Grant (1713–1814). From the name of Joanna Southcott + -ian.
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