Mennonite (n.) member of an Anabaptist sect, 1560s, from name of Menno Simons (1492-1559), founder of the sect in Friesland, + -ite. As an adjective by 1727. Alternative form Mennonist (n.) attested from 1640s.

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  • mennonite — [ menɔnit ] n. et adj. • XVIIe ; de Mennon Simonis, trad. lat. de Menno Simons, n. d un prêtre frison ♦ Relig. Membre d un mouvement anabaptiste (1re moitié du XVIe s.), implanté aujourd hui aux Pays Bas et aux États Unis. ● mennonite nom …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Mennonite — [men′ən īt΄] n. [after Menno Simons ( c. 1496 1561), a Du reformer] a member of a Protestant denomination, Anabaptist in origins, founded in the Netherlands in the 16th cent.: Mennonites favor plain dress and oppose military service and the… …   English World dictionary

  • Mennonite — Mennonitism, n. /men euh nuyt /, n. a member of an evangelical Protestant sect, originating in Europe in the 16th century, that opposes infant baptism, practices baptism of believers only, restricts marriage to members of the denomination,… …   Universalium

  • Mennonite — Mennonitisme Sous catégorie Évangélisme Et articles connexes Le credo symbole …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mennonite — Men|no|nite n a member of a Protestant religious group that refuses to join the armed forces or to hold official public positions, and does not ↑baptize its children. There are several different Mennonite groups, including the Amish, and they… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mennonite — Mennonist Men non*ist, Mennonite Men non*ite, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of a small denomination of Christians, so called from Menno Simons of Friesland, their founder. They believe that the New Testament is the only rule of faith, that there is no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mennonite — mennoniste ou mennonite (mè nno ni st ou mè nno ni t ) s. m. Nom d une secte parmi les anabaptistes qui repousse tout emploi de la force et de la violence et qui se donne à elle même le titre de chrétiens sans défense ; ils n administrent le… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Mennonite — n. member of the Mennonite Protestant sect which advocates a simple lifestyle and is against baptism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mennonite — noun Etymology: German Mennonit, from Menno Simons Date: 1565 a member of any of various Protestant groups derived from the Anabaptist movement in Holland and characterized by congregational autonomy and rejection of military service …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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