a member or descendant of a member of any of various Christian sects formed in Europe after 1520 that denied the validity of infant baptism, baptized believers only, emphasized simplicity and nonviolence, and advocated social and economic reforms as well as the complete separation of church and state.
Archaic. Baptist (def. 1).
of or relating to Anabaptists or Anabaptism: The book traces the origin of Anabaptist groups such as the Mennonites and Amish.
- An·a·bap·tism, noun
- An·a·bap·tis·ti·cal·ly [an-uh-bap-tis-tik-lee], /ˌæn ə bæpˈtɪs tɪk li/, adverb
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How to use Anabaptist in a sentence
It was in the year 1526 that Anabaptism first made its appearance in Strassburg.German Culture Past and Present | Ernest Belfort Bax
Many of the victims had no connection with Anabaptism whatsoever; they were quiet followers of Luther or of Calvin.
The old monotonous mode of describing Anabaptism has almost entirely disappeared with the modern careful examination of sources.
Anabaptism was such a complicated movement that it presents peculiar difficulties.
One sees here something like a French Quakerism, but with ingredients from older Anabaptism.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660 | David Masson
British Dictionary definitions for Anabaptist
a member of any of various 16th-century Protestant movements that rejected infant baptism, insisted that adults be rebaptized, and sought to establish Christian communism
a member of a later Protestant sect holding the same doctrines, esp with regard to baptism
of or relating to these movements or sects or their doctrines
- Anabaptism, noun
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