Anabaptist Definition

ănə-băptĭst
noun
An adherent of a Protestant religious movement that began in 16th-century Europe, viewing baptism solely as an external sign of a believer's conscious acceptance of faith, rejecting infant baptism, advocating the separation of church from state, and practicing simple living and the shunning of nonbelievers.
American Heritage
A member of a radical 16th-cent. sect of the Reformation originating in Switzerland, often persecuted because they opposed the taking of oaths, infant baptism, military service, and the holding of public office.
Webster's New World
(obsolete, slang) A pickpocket caught in the act, and punished with the discipline of the pump or horse-pond.
Wiktionary

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

Wiktionary

A member of any of several present-day churches.

Wiktionary
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adjective
Of this sect.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Anabaptist

Noun

Singular:
Anabaptist
Plural:
anabaptists

Origin of Anabaptist

  • From Late Greek anabaptizein to baptize again Greek ana- ana- Greek baptizein to baptize (from baptein to dip)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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