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n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in the primitive church, who celebrated the Lord's Supper with bread and cheese, alleging that the first oblations of men not only of the fruit of the earth, but of their flocks. [Gen. iv. 3, 4.]
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A whole set of later groups were probably its offshoots: Quintillianists from a prophetess of the third century; Pepuzites, Priscillianists (of Priscilla, not Priscillian), apparent oddities like the Artotyrites and Tascodrougites, and the Tertullianists of Augustine's day, who were the true Montanists of North Africa.
However, they call them Artotyrites because they set bread and cheese on the altar in their mysteries and celebrate their mysteries with them.(10)