from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of an Anabaptist church characterized particularly by simplicity of life, pacifism, and nonresistance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a group of denominations in the Anabaptist movement in the Christian church
  • n. a member of such a denomination

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a Christian denomination which originated in Friesland in the early part of the sixteenth century, and holds doctrines of which Menno Simons (1492-1559) was the chief exponent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life


German Mennonit, after Menno Simons (1492-1559), Frisian religious leader.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Eponymous to Menno Simons, the second-generation leader of the denomination. (Wiktionary)



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