methodist

noun
meth·​od·​ist | \ ˈme-thə-dist How to pronounce methodist (audio) \

Definition of methodist

1 : a person devoted to or laying great stress on method
2 capitalized : a member of one of the denominations deriving from the Wesleyan revival in the Church of England, having Arminian doctrine and in the U.S. modified episcopal polity, and stressing personal and social morality

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Other Words from methodist

methodist adjective, often capitalized
methodistic \ ˌme-​thə-​ˈdi-​stik How to pronounce methodistic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of methodist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Paisley’s supporters came from dissenter stock: Presbyterians, Methodists and evangelical Protestants whose British ancestors colonized Catholic Ireland during the 17th-century wars of religion. Ed O’loughlin, The Seattle Times, "U.K. election: How a forgotten Northern Ireland party became ‘kingmaker’," 10 June 2017 Mr. Paisley’s supporters came from dissenter stock: Presbyterians, Methodists and evangelical Protestants whose British ancestors colonized Catholic Ireland during the 17th-century wars of religion. Ed O’loughlin, New York Times, "Britain’s Election: What the D.U.P. Is, and What It Wants," 10 June 2017 Area Methodists formed the Lake Bluff Camp Association and held lectures, concert and other activities, Bergmann said. Mark Lawton, chicagotribune.com, "Six houses honored in Lake Bluff," 25 May 2017 Evangelical Methodists, who have gained strength in the denomination in part through growth of Methodist churches overseas, have responded by pushing to enforce church policies. Washington Post, "Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop," 29 Apr. 2017 Methodists in the Southern jurisdictions are predominantly conservative, and those in the Western areas are more progressive. Danika Worthington, The Denver Post, "Methodist court says first openly gay bishop is in violation of church law, should face trial," 28 Apr. 2017 Evangelical Methodists, who have gained strength in the denomination in part through growth of Methodist churches overseas, have responded by pushing to enforce church policies. Rachel Zoll, The Seattle Times, "Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop," 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of methodist

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Methodist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methodist. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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