Definition of Anabaptist

1. Noun. Adherent of Anabaptism.

Group relationships: Anabaptist Denomination
Specialized synonyms: Mennonite
Generic synonyms: Protestant
Derivative terms: Anabaptism

Definition of Anabaptist

1. n. A name sometimes applied to a member of any sect holding that rebaptism is necessary for those baptized in infancy.

Definition of Anabaptist

1. Noun. A member of a radical wing of Christians during the Protestant Reformation (such as a Mennonite, an Amish person, a Hutterite). ¹

2. Noun. A member of any of several present-day churches. ¹

3. Noun. (1811) A pickpocket caught in the act, and punished with the discipline of the pump or horse-pond. (1811 ''Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue'') ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anabaptist

Amy Lyon
Amygdalus communis
Amygdalus communis amara
Anabaptist denomination
Anabas testudineus
Anabrus simplex
Anacardium occidentale
Anacin III

Literary usage of Anabaptist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Later (1532) he was named pastor of his native place, but 12 January, 1536, resigned his charge and became an anabaptist elder. ..."

2. A History of the Congregational Churches in the United States by Williston Walker (1894)
"immigrants were chiefly artisans, and among the workmen of Holland anabaptist views were widely disseminated; and while it would be unjustifiable to claim ..."

3. As to Roger Williams, and His 'banishment' from the Massachusetts Plantation by Henry Martyn Dexter (1876)
"... who, just one hundred years before the settlement of New England, had made the name of anabaptist one to excite loathing and horror. ..."

4. English Socialism of To-day: Its Teaching and Its Aims Examined by Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Forster (1908)
"The great religious revival known as the anabaptist movement began in January, 1525, and was practically ended by the capture of the town of Munster in June ..."

5. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"He sees in the tendency of the Suies anabaptist to go beyond the position taken up by Luther and Zwingli not merely, ..."

6. Publications (1854)
"... OF THE anabaptist MINISTERS IN LONDON, TO THE LORD PROTECTOR.5 MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HIGHNESS, As we judge it our duty to appear before the Lord for you, ..."

7. The History of Baptism by Robert Robinson (1817)
"A man, who holds every part of baptism indifferent is, if he repeats it in any way, on his own principles, an anabaptist: but he, who holds any thing ..."

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