Glassite

noun
Glass·​ite
variants: or Glasite \ -​ˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of Glassite

: a member of a Christian sect founded about 1730 and holding that there is no authority in the New Testament for giving the civil magistrate as such any function in the church

called also Sandemanian

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History and Etymology for Glassite

John Glass (or Glas) †1773 Scottish clergyman who founded the sect + English -ite

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“Glassite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Glassite. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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