One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An evangelical Protestant denomination founded in the US in 1800.
- ‘The records of the Cross Street Chapel begin in 1646 when the congregation was identified as the United Brethren.’
- ‘Methodist, Lutheran, United Brethren, Presbyterian, Reformed, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic congregations called upon the service of the Hummelstown Brownstone Company.’
- ‘Affiliated with the Church of the United Brethren of Christ, the student body tends to have a traditional, conservative streak - until it comes to dining.’
- ‘He was a bishop in the Church of the United Brethren, and in his old age was twice involved in splitting his church.’
2another term for the Moravians (see Moravian)
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