New Light

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noun (1)

: a person who accepts new usually more modern or more liberal religious views, doctrines, or methods: such as
: a member of a group favoring revivalism and emotionalism in religion (as in Congregational, Presbyterian, and Baptist Churches) during and following the American revival movement of 1740–42 compare old light
: new licht


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noun (2)

Word History


Noun (2)

new light; from its association with Campbellite entry 1

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“New Light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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