Vanist

noun
Van·​ist | \ ˈvānə̇st\
plural -s

Definition of Vanist

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

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History and Etymology for Vanist

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

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