Montanist


Mon·ta·nist

noun \ˈmän-tə-nist\

Definition of MONTANIST

:  an adherent of a Christian sect arising in the late second century and stressing apocalyptic expectations, the continuing prophetic gifts of the Spirit, and strict ascetic discipline
Mon·ta·nism \-tə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Origin of MONTANIST

Montanus, 2d century a.d. Phrygian schismatic
First Known Use: 1577

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