Campbellite

[kam-buh-lahyt, kam-uh-]
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noun Usually Disparaging and Offensive.

a member of the Disciples of Christ.

Origin of Campbellite

1820–30, Americanism; A. Campbell + -ite1

Usage note

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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Campbellite

n.

1830, follower of Alexander Campbell, preacher from Virginia, U.S.A. They called themselves Disciples.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper