Methodist

Definition of Methodist

Meth´o`dist
n.1.One who observes method.
2.One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded their practice on reasoning and theory.
3.(Theol.) One of a sect of Christians, the outgrowth of a small association called the "Holy Club," formed at Oxford University, a. d. 1729, of which the most conspicuous members were John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley; - originally so called from the methodical strictness of members of the club in all religious duties.
4.A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; - sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule.
a.1.Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist hymns; a Methodist elder.

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faith, Methodist Church, Methodists, religion, religious belief, Wesleyan
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