from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The practice or tenets of the Ranters; rantism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Eccl. Hist.) The practice or tenets of the Ranters.
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His friend, Harford, who had "much ado" to keep the manuscript of his sermons "out of the Bishop's fingers," declares that though Everard clearly "distinguished the outward and killing letter from the Life and Spirit of the Holy Word," he was not an antinomian or in sympathy with ranterism.
She had confounded the principles of Friends with those of some wild persons who had gone about the country spreading ranterism, and giving the people the idea that they were of our Society.