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- n. A monotheistic and nontrinitarian Restoration Christian denomination founded by Charles Taze Russell in 1879 as a small Bible study group. Originally known as International Bible Students or Bible Students.
- n. Plural form of Jehovah's Witness.
Jehovah + 's + witness + -es; name adopted in 1931 and inspired by the Bible verse of Isaiah 43:10 "You are my witnesses." (Wiktionary)
At year's end there were five cases pending before the ECHR on the alleged violation of rights against members of Jehovah's Witnesses, some filed during the administration of previous governments.