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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.



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