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- n. A member of a religious sect, the Family of Love, in 16th century Europe
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a fanatical Antinomian sect originating in Holland, and existing in England about 1580, called the Family of Love, who held that religion consists wholly in love.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the religious sect called the Family of Love, founded in Holland and England in the sixteenth century by Hans Niklas, or Nicholas, who was a disciple of David Joris (see Davidist, 2), and taught mystical doctrines based upon the theory that religion consists wholly in love independently of the form of faith.
- n. [lowercase] The head of a family; a family man.
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