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3 definitions found
 for Methodist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Methodist \Meth"o*dist\, n. [Cf. F. m['e]thodiste. See
     1. One who observes method. [Obs.]
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     2. One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected
        observation and founded their practice on reasoning and
        theory. --Sir W. Hamilton.
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     3. (Theol.) One of a sect of Christians, the outgrowth of a
        small association called the "Holy Club," formed at Oxford
        University, a. d. 1729, of which the most conspicuous
        members were John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley;
        -- originally so called from the methodical strictness of
        members of the club in all religious duties.
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     4. A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact
        observance of religious duties; -- sometimes so called in
        contempt or ridicule.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Methodist \Meth"o*dist\, a.
     Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist
     hymns; a Methodist elder.
     [1913 Webster] Methodistic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of
             Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley; "Methodist
             theology" [syn: Methodist, Wesleyan]
      n 1: a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist