- a member of the Disciples of Christ.
Origin of Campbellite
A term of mild contempt, Campbellite is also rejected by those to whom the term applies. These Christians prefer to associate themselves with the teachings of Christ, rather than the teachings of Alexander Campbell.
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Examples from the Web for campbellite
What was this "Campbellite Church" of which some spoke thus disparagingly?The Story of a Life
J. Breckenridge Ellis
After an exploring tour, we found two churches, a Campbellite and a Methodist.A Flight in Spring
J. Harris Knowles
He was a Campbellite preacher who, according to Ford, had been a public defaulter and had been "silenced" by his church.The Story of the Mormons
William Alexander Linn
I 'longs ter de Christian Chuch, but don't wan'ter be called a "Campbellite."Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
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Exceptions should be made in favor of the Christian, or Campbellite, and as a general thing, the M. E. churches.
Word Origin and History for campbellite
1830, follower of Alexander Campbell, preacher from Virginia, U.S.A. They called themselves Disciples.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper