from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member or follower of the “liberal” party, headed by Elias Hicks, which, because of a change of views respecting the divinity of Christ and the Atonement, seceded from the conservative portion of the Society of Friends in the United States, in 1827.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a seceding body of Friends or Quakers, followers of Elias Hicks, formed in the United States in 1827, and holding Socinian doctrines. See Society of Friends, under friend.
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