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Plymouth Brethren


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The members of a religious sect which first appeared at Plymouth, England, about 1830. They protest against sectarianism, and reject all official ministry or clergy. Also called Brethren, Christian Brethren, Plymouthists, etc. The Darbyites are a division of the Brethren.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See brother.


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