- a member of a Protestant denomination (Primitive Methodist Church) founded in England in 1812 and later established in the U.S., characterized by its adherence to the basic doctrines, principles, and practices taught by John Wesley.
- a member of a Protestant denomination (Primitive Methodist Church in Great Britain) that united with other British Methodist groups in 1932 to form the Methodist Church.
Origin of Primitive Methodist
First recorded in 1805–15
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