Social Brethren

plural noun

Definition of Social Brethren

: members of a small religious body organized in 1867 in Illinois on the basis of orthodox evangelical doctrines and a polity formed principally from Baptist and Methodist features

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“Social Brethren.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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