Montanist

noun
Mon·​ta·​nist | \ ˈmän-tə-nist How to pronounce Montanist (audio) \

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

Other Words from Montanist

Montanism \ ˈmän-​tə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Montanism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Montanist

1564, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Montanist

Montanus, 2nd century a.d. Phrygian schismatic

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“Montanist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Montanist. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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