from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An adherent of a Protestant religious movement that began in 16th-century Europe, viewing baptism solely as an external sign of a believer's conscious acceptance of faith, rejecting infant baptism, advocating the separation of church from state, and practicing simple living and the shunning of nonbelievers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who believes in rebaptism; specifically, one of a class of Christians who hold baptism in infancy to be invalid, and require adults who have received it to be baptized on joining their communion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A name sometimes applied to a member of any sect holding that rebaptism is necessary for those baptized in infancy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of a radical wing of Christians during the Protestant Reformation (such as a Mennonite, an Amish person, a Hutterite).
  • noun A member of any of several present-day churches.

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

  • noun adherent of Anabaptism


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

[From Late Greek anabaptizein, to baptize again : Greek ana-, ana- + Greek baptizein, to baptize (from baptein, to dip).]



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