from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of those who wrote the tracts or pamphlets attacking prelacy (1588-9) which gave rise to the Mar-prelate controversy, or a defender or supporter of them. See Marprelate controversy.
- n. A member of a school of religionists formed originally by the Chevalier St. Martin (1743-1803), a few years before the French Revolution broke out: a kind of pietistic imitation of freemasonry. The Martinists were transplanted to Russia during the reign of Catherine II. Blunt, Dict. of Sects.
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