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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How to use Plymouth Brethren in a sentence
Anyway, it gave Ball a good scare—he's been teetotal ever since and talks of joining the Plymouth Brethren.Here and Hereafter | Barry Pain
It was a meeting of the Plymouth Brethren, who hired the shop for their devotions!The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2) | Harry Furniss
Mrs. Ram's Uncle (on the maternal side) has recently joined the religious sect known as the Plymouth Brethren.
I fancy this is the case as far as the Plymouth Brethren are concerned.The Religious Life of London | J. Ewing Ritchie
The Plymouth Brethren boast themselves as the least traditional of sects.The Expositor's Bible: The Acts of the Apostles, Vol. 1 | G. T. Stokes
British Dictionary definitions for Plymouth Brethren
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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