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  • n. A member of the Moravian Church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Moravians; -- so called from the settlement of Herrnhut (the Lord's watch) made, about 1722, by the Moravians at the invitation of Nicholas Lewis, count of Zinzendorf, upon his estate in the circle of Bautzen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the denomination of Moravians or United Brethren: so called in Germany from the village built by them on the estate of Count von Zinzendorf in Saxony, named Herrnhut, and since serving as the headquarters of the body. See Moravian.

Etymologies

So called from the settlement of Herrnhut (= the Lord's watch) made, about 1722, by the Moravians at the invitation of Nicholas Lewis, count of Zinzendorf, upon his estate in the circle of Bautzen. (Wiktionary)

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