from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of a Scottish sect, founded in the 18th century by John Glass, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland, who taught that justifying faith is “no more than a simple assent to the divine testimone passively recived by the understanding.” The English and American adherents of this faith are called Sandemanians, after Robert Sandeman, the son-in-law and disciple of Glass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a religious sect in Scotland, founded by John Glass (1695-1773). See


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