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[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.
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Origin of Methodism

First recorded in 1730–40; method + -ism
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Examples from the Web for methodism

Historical Examples

  • Methodism was not in favor among the early settlers in Cleveland.

    Cleveland Past and Present

    Maurice Joblin

  • Let's go back to the warm ould Methodism and put out the Romans.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Memorials of the Introduction of methodism into the Eastern States.

  • Methodism had struck root where other denominations could not thrive.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson

  • Will someone see to it, that a ditch is dug to every singing pew in Methodism?

    Broken Bread

    Thomas Champness

British Dictionary definitions for methodism


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