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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 Method.] 1. One who observes method. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded their practice on reasoning and theory. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; -- sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule. [1913 Webster]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] MethodisticFrom WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :