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peculiar people

noun
1.
the Jews as being God's chosen people. Deut. 14:2.
2.
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
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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