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Plymouth Brethren

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plural noun, singular Plymouth Brother
  1. a loosely organized body of Christians founded in Plymouth, England, about 1830, having no ordained ministry, no formal creed or ritual, and accepting the Bible as the only guide.
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Origin of Plymouth Brethren

First recorded in 1835–45
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Plymouth Brethren

pl n
  1. a religious sect founded c. 1827, strongly Puritanical in outlook and prohibiting many secular occupations for its members. It combines elements of Calvinism, Pietism, and millenarianism, and has no organized ministry
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