Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to John or Charles Wesley or to Methodism.
  • n. A Methodist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to John Wesley (1703-1791), founder of Methodism.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Methodism in general
  • n. A supporter of Wesleyanism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Wesley or Wesleyanism.
  • n. One who adopts the principles of Wesleyanism; a Methodist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to the English family to which John and Charles Wesley belonged, or to any of its members: as, Wesleyan genealogy or characteristics; Wesleyan. hymnology.
  • Specifically Of or pertaining to John Wesley (1703–91), or the denomination founded by him: as, the Wesleyan Methodists; Wesleyan doctrine or Methodism. See Methodist.
  • n. A follower of John Wesley; a Wesleyan Methodist. See Methodist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley
  • n. a follower of Wesleyanism

Etymologies

Wesley +‎ -an (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It seeks unspecified monetary damages for what it calls Wesleyan's recklessness and negligence.

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  • Currently, Illinois Wesleyan is not only running ahead on deposits compared to this time last year (by 18%), but has managed with this approach to attract more minority students and more men.

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  • One of the resources available at Wesleyan is something called a “Personal Research Session.”

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  • "Illinois Wesleyan is a significantly better college than it was in the 1950s," says Janet McNew, the school's provost, "whereas Harvard has probably changed much less dramatically in the past half century."

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  • Although many schools prohibit the use of such drugs by students without medical need in their non-academic conduct codes, Wesleyan is among the few that forbids usage for ethical reasons, according to Inside Higher Ed. Wesleyan's vice president for student affairs, Michael J. Whaley, told IHE that use of study aids can be considered a breach of the portion of the honor code that asks students to pledge that their academic work was completed and submitted "without improper assistance."

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  • According to city voting records, Lesser received 4,534 votes, almost 200 more than Giuliano’s 4,335. 215 of Lesser’s votes came from Precinct 14, where Wesleyan is located.

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  • Anyway Wesleyan is firmly ensconced in the second tier, I guess; but while they are very well regarded, they don’t have the name appeal of an Amherst or Williams.

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  • Even the New York Times has decent enough etiquette to not need to qualify something like Wesleyan, which is probably more obscure, with geographical identification

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  • Even the New York Times has decent enough etiquette to not need to qualify something like Wesleyan, which is probably more obscure, with geographical identification. theAmericanist says:

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  • At first I imagined it was a Wesleyan offshoot, but I can find no indication of that fact; and, moreover, the Wesleyan is a very small body, numbering

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