Anabaptist

noun
Ana·​bap·​tist | \ ˌa-nə-ˈbap-tist How to pronounce Anabaptist (audio) \

Definition of Anabaptist

: a Protestant sectarian of a radical movement arising in the 16th century and advocating the baptism and church membership of adult believers only, nonresistance, and the separation of church and state

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Anabaptist adjective

First Known Use of Anabaptist

1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Anabaptist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anabaptist. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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