Methodist

[ meth-uh-dist ]
/ ˈmɛθ ə dɪst /

noun

a member of the largest Christian denomination that grew out of the revival of religion led by John Wesley: stresses both personal and social morality and has an Arminian doctrine and, in the U.S., a modified episcopal polity.
(lowercase) a person who relies greatly or excessively on methods or a particular method.

adjective

Also Meth·od·is·tic, Meth·od·is·ti·cal. of or relating to the Methodists or Methodism.

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Origin of Methodist

First recorded in 1585–95; method + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for methodist

Methodist
/ (ˈmɛθədɪst) /

noun

a member of any of the Nonconformist denominations that derive from the system of faith and practice initiated by John Wesley and his followers

adjective Methodistic, Methodistical

of or relating to Methodism or the Church embodying it (the Methodist Church)

Derived forms of Methodist

Methodistically, adverb
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