from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The beliefs, worship, and system of organization of the Methodists.
- n. Emphasis on systematic procedure.
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- n. The Methodist Christian denomination founded by John Wesley in 18th-century England.
- n. Any of several related movements.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The system of doctrines, polity, and worship, of the sect called Methodists.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principle of acting according to a fixed or strict method; the system or practice of methodists: as, methodism in medicine, or in conduct.
- n. Specifically [capitalized] The doctrines and polity of the Methodist Church. See Methodist Church, under Methodist.
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- n. the religious beliefs and practices of Methodists characterized by concern with social welfare and public morals
From method + -ism. (Wiktionary)