Origin of Anabaptist
Examples from the Web for anabaptist
Historical Examples of anabaptist
It is directly from them that the Anabaptist movement of history dates its origin.German Culture Past and Present
Ernest Belfort Bax
I know not what to say or do about that Anabaptist as Holroyd calls him.
You will not make the Protestant-Mercury to be an Anabaptist too, will ye?Selections from the Observator (1681-1687)
Then a court was established to try the Anabaptist prisoners.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)
Thomas M. Lindsay
The three Anabaptist leaders wish to put the Count to death.The Complete Opera Book
Word Origin for Anabaptist
1530s, "one who baptizes over again," from Modern Latin anabaptista, from Latin anabaptismus "second baptism" (used in literal sense from 4c.; see anabaptism).
Originally in English in reference to sect that practiced adult baptism and arose in Germany 1521. Probably so called because, as a new faith, they baptized converts who already had been baptized (as infants) in the older Christian churches. Modern branches only baptize once (adults) and do not actively seek converts. The name also was applied, usually opprobriously, to Baptists, perhaps due to the multiple immersions of their baptisms.