Christian Brethren

plural noun

Origin of Christian Brethren

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby Christian Brethren Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Christian Brethren in a sentence

  • In some places they are known as Christian Brethren; in other parts they are recognised as a kind of independent Ranters.

  • We had a spell with them, rather unexpectedly, on a recent “first day”—“Christian Brethren” always call Sunday the first day.

  • In all large towns a few of this complexion may be found; and in Preston odd ones exist whose shibboleth is “Christian Brethren.”

  • The executive business of Christian Brethren is managed by deacons; but the diaconal stage has not yet been reached in Preston.

  • The Christian Brethren have been supposed to have some leaning to Unitarianism, but he betrayed no such leaning.