Men·​no·​nite ˈme-nə-ˌnīt How to pronounce Mennonite (audio)
: a member of any of various Protestant groups derived from the Anabaptist movement in Holland and characterized by congregational autonomy and rejection of military service

Examples of Mennonite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Groups ranging from the Mennonite Church to Sikhs, Muslins, religious scholars, tribes and the Christian Legal Society have filed briefs supporting Apache Stronghold. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2024 The shop was founded in 1995 by members Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship. Angela Palermo, Idaho Statesman, 11 May 2024 The Lancaster Mennonite Conference, a group of more than 170 churches primarily in Pennsylvania, left the Mennonite Church USA denomination amid differing views on homosexuality in 2018. Kayla Jimenez, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 On a snowy January morning in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a flat-screen monitor in a former Mennonite elementary school displays the vital signs of WebstaurantStore, which, excepting produce, sells everything a restaurant might need, from $25,000 walk-in freezers to 15-cent takeout containers. Jeremy Bogaisky, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 About 130 demonstrators were arrested Tuesday on Capitol Hill at a sit-in organized by a Mennonite group calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, police and protest organizers said. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024 Mobile clinic boom Evangelical purchased its mobile clinic in 2018 using a mix of philanthropic grants and money from local businesses and the Amish and Mennonite community. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 1 Jan. 2024 Rock of Ages Mennonite Home (McMinnville) April 2020 Name withheld. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 Karl Stutzman is the director of library services at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind. David Streitfeld, New York Times, 13 Aug. 2023

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Word History


German Mennonit, from Menno Simons

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mennonite was in 1565

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“Mennonite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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Men·​no·​nite ˈmen-ə-ˌnīt How to pronounce Mennonite (audio)
: a member of one of the Protestant groups founded in Holland in the 16th century and noted for dressing plainly and living simply

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