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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of a class of religious reformers in Germany in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of a class of religious reformers in Germany in the 17th century who sought to revive declining piety in the Protestant churches; -- often applied as a term of reproach to those who make a display of religious feeling. Also used adjectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A supporter of pietism.

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