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

  • n. A member of a radical movement of the 16th-century Reformation that viewed baptism solely as an external witness to a believer's conscious profession of faith, rejected infant baptism, and believed in the separation of church from state, in the shunning of nonbelievers, and in simplicity of life.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. adherent of Anabaptism

Etymologies

From Late Greek anabaptizein, to baptize again : Greek ana-, ana- + Greek baptizein, to baptize (from baptein, to dip).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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