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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrine of the Anabaptists.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A second baptism; rebaptism.
  • n. [capitalized] The doctrine or practices of the Anabaptists.

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

  • n. a Protestant movement in the 16th century that believed in the primacy of the Bible, baptised only believers, not infants, and believed in complete separation of church and state

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Examples

  • Among the great and little vulgar may be found pious herb-women, Molinist duchesses, scrupulous seamstresses who would go to the stake for anabaptism, devout hackney-coachmen, most determined in the cause of Luther or of

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • His denial of the tripersonality of the Godhead and the eternity of the Son, along with his anabaptism, made his system abhorrent to Catholics and Protestants alike, in spite of his intense Biblicism, his passionate devotion to the person of Christ, and his Christocentric scheme of the universe.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • He says: "Since the alleged infant baptism is no baptism, those who now receive water-baptism according to the institution of Christ cannot be charged with anabaptism."

    Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

  • His crime, to be sure, was anabaptism, the most deadly offence in the calendar.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 07: 1561-62

  • Moreover, at the same moment, she sent orders that a like punishment should be inflicted upon another person then in a Flemish prison, for the crime of anabaptism.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 10: 1566, part I

  • And what likewise could hinder a man (if his temper inclined that way) from taking up in anabaptism, when he could neither find any clear precept for infant baptism, nor express instance of it in the scripture; but only probable inferences from thence, and remote consequences; all of them perhaps too little, without the universal tradition of the church, to found the necessity and perpetuity of such a practice upon?

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. III.

  • Did he scatter all those antimonarchical sects of presbytery, independency, and anabaptism, and other fanatics, by whatsoever names they stand distinguished, and (such is their good fortune) in a fair way dignified too?

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • ` ` Woman! 'reiterated Deans, ` ` either speak about what ye ken something o, or be silent; I say that independency is a foul heresy, and anabaptism a damnable and deceiving error, whilk suld be rooted out of the land wi' the fire o 'the spiritual, and the sword o' the civil magistrate. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • "Woman!" reiterated Deans, "either speak about what ye ken something o ', or be silent; I say that independency is a foul heresy, and anabaptism a damnable and deceiving error, whilk suld be rooted out of the land wi' the fire o 'the spiritual, and the sword o' the civil magistrate."

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

  • What is their church care for their children, and wheth - er nothing of anabaptism hath leavened them?

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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