Wesleyan

[ wes-lee-uh n, wez- ]
/ ˈwɛs li ən, ˈwɛz- /

adjective

of or relating to John Wesley, founder of Methodism.
pertaining to Methodism.

noun

a follower of John Wesley.
Chiefly British. a Methodist.

Origin of Wesleyan

First recorded in 1765–75; Wesley + -an
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Wesleyan

/ (ˈwɛzlɪən) /

adjective

of, relating to, or deriving from John Wesley
of, relating to, or characterizing Methodism, esp in its original form or as upheld by the branch of the Methodist Church known as the Wesleyan Methodists

noun

a follower of John Wesley
a member of the Methodist Church or (formerly) of the Wesleyan Methodists

Derived Forms

Wesleyanism, noun
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