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Methodist

[meth-uh-dist] /ˈmɛθ ə dɪst/
noun
1.
a member of the largest Christian denomination that grew out of the revival of religion led by John Wesley: stresses both personal and social morality and has an Arminian doctrine and, in the U.S., a modified episcopal polity.
2.
(lowercase) a person who relies greatly or excessively on methods or a particular method.
adjective
3.
Also, Methodistic, Methodistical. of or pertaining to the Methodists or Methodism.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; method + -ist
Related forms
Methodistically, adverb
non-Methodist, noun, adjective
non-Methodistic, adjective
pre-Methodist, adjective, noun
pro-Methodist, adjective, noun
pseudo-Methodist, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for methodistically

Methodist

/ˈmɛθədɪst/
noun
1.
a member of any of the Nonconformist denominations that derive from the system of faith and practice initiated by John Wesley and his followers
adjective
2.
of or relating to Methodism or the Church embodying it (the Methodist Church)
Derived Forms
Methodistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for methodistically

Methodist

n.

"One of a new kind of puritans lately arisen, so called from their profession to live by rules and in constant method" [Johnson]. Protestant religious sect founded 1729 at Oxford University by John and Charles Wesley, took that name almost from inception, but it had been used since at least 1686 for various new methods of worship. Related: Methodism.

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