[huht-uh-rahyt, hoo t-]
- a member of an Anabaptist sect following the principles of Jacob Hutter (d. 1536) of Moravia and practicing community of goods and nonconformity.
Origin of Hutterite
1635–45; Jacob Hutter + -ite1
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- a member of an Anabaptist Christian sect founded in Moravia, branches of which established farming communities in western Canada and the northwest US
C19: after Jacob Hutter (died 1536), Moravian Anabaptist
Word Origin and History for hutterite
1640s, in reference to Moravian Anabaptist sect established by Jacob Hutter (d.1536) + -ite (1).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper