[huht-uh-rahyt, hoo t-]
  1. 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
Related formsHut·ter·i·an [huh-teer-ee-uh n, hoo-] /həˈtɪər i ən, hʊ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for hutterite


  1. a member of an Anabaptist Christian sect founded in Moravia, branches of which established farming communities in western Canada and the northwest US

Word Origin for Hutterite

C19: after Jacob Hutter (died 1536), Moravian Anabaptist
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Word Origin and History for hutterite


1640s, in reference to Moravian Anabaptist sect established by Jacob Hutter (d.1536) + -ite (1).

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