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peculiar people

plural noun
1.
the Jews as being God's chosen people. Deut. 14:2.
2.
(usually initial capital letters) a name adopted by certain fundamentalist Christian sects, signifying their refusal to conform to any rule of conduct that is contrary to the letter or spirit of the Bible.
Origin of peculiar people
1485-1495
1485-95
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peculiar people

plural noun
1.
(sometimes capitals) a small sect of faith healers founded in London in 1838, having no ministers or external organization
2.
the Jews considered as God's elect
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