noun Van·ist \ˈvānə̇st\

Definition of Vanist



  1. :  a follower of Sir Henry Vane who as governor of Massachusetts colony defended Anne Hutchinson on charges of antinomianism

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Origin and Etymology of vanist

Sir Henry Vane †1662 governor of Massachusetts (1636–37) + English -ist

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a brief usually trivial fact

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