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 (dŭng′kər) also Dun·kard (-kərd)
A member of the German Baptist Brethren, a group of German-American Baptists opposed to military service and the taking of legal oaths.

[Pennsylvania Dutch, from dunke, to dunk (from the practice of baptism by immersion); see dunk.]
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Noun1.Dunkard - an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)Dunkard - an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
Church of the Brethren, Dippers, Dunkers - a Baptist denomination founded in 1708 by Americans of German descent; opposed to military service and taking legal oaths; practiced trine immersion
Baptist - follower of Baptistic doctrines
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As members of a splinter segment of the Dunkards, or German Baptist Brethren, established in 1708 by Alexander Mack, we were a minority presence in an overwhelmingly Orthodox and Roman Catholic community.
Surely the members of the historic peace churches-Quakers, Dunkards, Mennonites and Brethren-were not advocated of such things.
In various parts of the United States, members of Anabaptist religious communities, Hutterites, Amish, Dunkards, Apostolic Christian, and Old Order Mennonites believe in the simple life and reject some or most of the modern world.