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

  • noun A member of an Anabaptist church characterized by nonviolence, refusal to swear oaths, and often simplicity of life.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of a Christian denomination which originated in Friesland in the early part of the sixteenth century, and holds doctrines of which Menno Simons (1492-1559) was the chief exponent.

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  • noun a group of denominations in the Anabaptist movement in the Christian church
  • noun a member of such a denomination

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  • noun a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life

Etymologies

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

[German Mennonit, after Menno, Simons (1492–1559), Frisian religious leader.]

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Eponymous to Menno Simons, the second-generation leader of the denomination.

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