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A member of the Society of Friends.
[From quake (from an early leader's admonishment to "tremble at the word of the Lord").]
Quak′er·ly adv. & adj.
(Protestantism) a member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1650, whose central belief is the doctrine of the Inner Light. Quakers reject sacraments, ritual, and formal ministry, hold meetings at which any member may speak, and have promoted many causes for social reform
(Protestantism) of, relating to, or designating the Religious Society of Friends or its religious beliefs or practices
[C17: originally a derogatory nickname, alluding either to their alleged ecstatic fits, or to George Fox's injunction to "quake at the word of the Lord"]
ˈQuakeress fem n
a member of the Society of Friends, a Christian denomination founded by George Fox in 1650; Friend.
[1650–60; orig. pejorative; alluding to the supposed “shaking and quaking” of participants in early Friends' meetings]
Quak′er•ly, adj., adv.
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|Noun||1.||Quaker - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)|
Quakers, Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends - a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
|2.||quaker - one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear|
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
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