Mennonite definition

mĕnə-nīt
A member of an Anabaptist church characterized by nonviolence, refusal to swear oaths, and often simplicity of life.
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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.
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Of or designating this denomination.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of mennonite - mennonist

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mennonite
Plural:
mennonites

Origin of mennonite

  • German Mennonit after Menno Simons (1492–1559), Frisian religious leader

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