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(chiefly in the US and Canada) a member of a Protestant sect originating in Friesland in the 16th century, emphasizing adult baptism and rejecting church organization, military service, and public office.
nonconformist, protestant, freethinker, recusantView synonyms
- ‘Founded in 1984, by three traditionally pacifist churches, the Mennonites, Brethren and Quakers, the Christian Peacemaker Teams claim that they are reducing violence in the world ‘by getting in the way’.’
- ‘The author of this article was a member of this group, among which were members of other churches such as Mennonites and student groups at the University Christian Union.’
- ‘Other Protestants were respondents who could not be coded as evangelical or mainline Protestants, such as Mennonites and Christian churches.’
- ‘In the late nineteenth century many Mennonite congregations - influenced by the Dutch Mennonites, American Protestantism, and American secular culture - gave up the older traditions.’
- ‘Baptists shared these characteristics with Free Churches, Mennonites, Assemblies of God, Brethen, Salvation Army, and others.’
From the name of its founder, Menno Simons (1496–1561), + -ite.
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