South·​cot·​ti·​an | \ sau̇thˈkätēən \
plural -s

Definition of Southcottian

: a follower of Joanna Southcott who claimed to be the bride of Christ and in the last year of her life prophesied that she would give birth to another Messiah

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First Known Use of Southcottian

1814, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Southcottian

Joanna Southcott †1814 English woman + English -ian

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“Southcottian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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