Nicodemite

noun Nic·o·de·mite \ˌnikəˈdēˌmīt\

Definition of Nicodemite

plural

-s

  1. :  a secret follower or adherent; specifically :  a 16th century Protestant Christian who lived in a Roman Catholic country and escaped persecution by concealing his or her Protestantism

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Origin and Etymology of nicodemite

Nicodemus, the Jewish ruler who came to Jesus by night (from Latin, from Greek Nikodēmos) (John 3:1–21) + English -ite


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