a member of a Protestant denomination, Anabaptist in origins, founded in the Netherlands in the 16th cent.: Mennonites favor plain dress and oppose military service and the holding of public office
Origin of Mennoniteafter Menno Simons (c. 1496-1561), a Dutch reformer
of or designating this denomination
A member of an Anabaptist church characterized by nonviolence, refusal to swear oaths, and often simplicity of life.
Origin of MennoniteGerman Mennonit, after Menno, Simons (1492–1559), Frisian religious leader.