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[meth-uh-diz-uh m] /ˈmɛθ əˌdɪz əm/
the doctrines, polity, beliefs, and methods of worship of the Methodists.
(lowercase) the act or practice of working, proceeding, etc., according to some method or system.
(lowercase) an excessive use of or preoccupation with methods, systems, or the like.
Origin of Methodism
First recorded in 1730-40; method + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Methodism
Historical Examples
  • Methodism was not in favor among the early settlers in Cleveland.

  • Let's go back to the warm ould Methodism and put out the Romans.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Memorials of the Introduction of Methodism into the Eastern States.

  • Methodism had struck root where other denominations could not thrive.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson
  • Will someone see to it, that a ditch is dug to every singing pew in Methodism?

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
  • The story of Methodism in Newfoundland, reads like a bit of romance.

    William Black John Maclean
  • My impressions are strong respecting the importance of Methodism in Canada.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • Dr. Ryerson felt that it was a memorable day in the annals of Methodism in Toronto.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • There never was a meeting in Methodism like the one at City Road.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • To the man whom Methodism delighted to honour—Egerton Ryerson.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for Methodism


the system and practices of the Methodist Church, developed by John Wesley and his followers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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