- a member of any branch of a Protestant Christian denomination that developed from the evangelistic teachings and work of John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, and others in the early 18th cent.: so called from the methodical study and worship practiced by the founders in their “Holy Club” at Oxford University (1729)
- Rare one who strictly adheres to method
of or characteristic of the Methodists or Methodism
See Methodist in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A member of an evangelical Protestant church founded on the principles of John and Charles Wesley in England in the early 18th century and characterized by active concern with social welfare and public morals.
- methodist One who emphasizes or insists on systematic procedure.
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