[meth-uh-diz-uh m]
  1. the doctrines, polity, beliefs, and methods of worship of the Methodists.
  2. (lowercase) the act or practice of working, proceeding, etc., according to some method or system.
  3. (lowercase) an excessive use of or preoccupation with methods, systems, or the like.

Origin of Methodism

First recorded in 1730–40; method + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. the system and practices of the Methodist Church, developed by John Wesley and his followers
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