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anabaptist


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anabaptist  \An`a*bap"tist\,  n.  [LL.  anabaptista  fr  Gr  as  if 
  'anabaptisth`s:  cf  F.  anabaptiste.] 
  A  name  sometimes  applied  to  a  member  of  any  sect  holding  that 
  rebaptism  is  necessary  for  those  baptized  in  infancy. 
 
  Note:  In  church  history,  the  name  Anabaptists  usually 
  designates  a  sect  of  fanatics  who  greatly  disturbed  the 
  peace  of  Germany,  the  Netherlands,  etc.,  in  the 
  Reformation  period.  In  more  modern  times  the  name  has 
  been  applied  to  those  who  do  not  regard  infant  baptism 
  as  real  and  valid  baptism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Anabaptist 
  n  :  adherent  of  Anabaptism  [syn:  {Anabaptist}] 




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