[ hik-sahyt ]
/ ˈhɪk saɪt /
a supporter of Elias Hicks (1748–1830), an American Quaker and early abolitionist who preached a liberal theology that resulted in a great division between liberal and orthodox Quakers throughout the 19th century.
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Origin of Hicksite
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; from Hicks + -ite1
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