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 (măth′ər), Increase 1639-1723.
American clergyman and writer. He and his son Cotton (1663-1728) exerted great theological and political influence on the colony of Massachusetts through their staunch Puritanism and prolific writing.


(ˈmæð ər, ˈmæθ-)

1. Cotton, 1663–1728, American clergyman and author.
2. his father, Increase, 1639–1723, American clergyman.
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This old reprobate was one of the sufferers when Cotton Mather, and his brother ministers, and the learned judges, and other wise men, and Sir William Phipps, the sagacious governor, made such laudable efforts to weaken the great enemy of souls, by sending a multitude of his adherents up the rocky pathway of Gallows Hill.
Even political power -- as in the case of Increase Mather -- was within the grasp of a successful priest.
He repaid them in kind with large extracts from his invaluable author, Cotton Mather, and added many marvellous events that had taken place in his native State of Connecticut, and fearful sights which he had seen in his nightly walks about Sleepy Hollow.
At his right hand rode Edward Randolph, our arch-enemy, that "blasted wretch," as Cotton Mather calls him, who achieved the downfall of our ancient government, and was followed with a sensible curse, through life and to his grave.
Cotton Mather, a very learned and eminent clergyman, believed that the whole country was full of witches and wizards, who had given up their hopes of heaven, and signed a covenant with the evil one.
Wal, fewd dan y' de-ooty bawmz a mather should, eed now bettern to spawl a pore gel's flahrzn than ran awy atbaht pyin.
His Santa Cruz boat's-crew escaped in the whale-boat to Choiseul, and Mather, in the Lily, sailed over to Marovo.
Named by Foreign Policy as leading global thinker, Mather will speak at Closing the Gap and Fortune's Most Powerful Women NextGen conferences
The Reverend Cotton Mather believed in angels and demons.
Mitchell Kievana Mather, 23, also told his terrified victim he would kill her in front of their children when she tried to call police.
Mather was an Associate at the McDevitt Company; a full-service retail real estate firm.
Former Rangers chief executive Craig Mather has thrown his weight behind fans in the battle for Ibrox control.