[ gur-nee-ahyt ]

  1. a supporter of Joseph John Gurney (1788–1847), an English Quaker, who, on a preaching tour of America, advocated Christian evangelical principles, which was perceived by many Quakers of the time as an unacceptable act of dissent.

Origin of Gurneyite

First recorded in 1845–50; from Gurney + -ite1

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