Nicodemite

noun
Nic·​o·​de·​mite | \ ˌnikəˈdēˌmīt \
plural -s

Definition of Nicodemite

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Nicodemite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nicodemite. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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