from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A follower of Mintanus, a Phrygian enthusiast of the second century, who claimed that the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, dwelt in him, and employed him as an instrument for purifying and guiding men in the Christian life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A believer in the tenets of Montanism.
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As late as the Antonines, montanist prophets that arose in that country attempted to introduce it into Christianity.