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Methodism

[meth-uh-diz-uh m] /ˈmɛθ əˌdɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrines, polity, beliefs, and methods of worship of the Methodists.
2.
(lowercase) the act or practice of working, proceeding, etc., according to some method or system.
3.
(lowercase) an excessive use of or preoccupation with methods, systems, or the like.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; method + -ism
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Methodism

/ˈmɛθədɪzəm/
noun
1.
the system and practices of the Methodist Church, developed by John Wesley and his followers
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