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A member of an Anabaptist church characterized by nonviolence, refusal to swear oaths, and often simplicity of life.

[German Mennonit, after Menno Simons (1492-1559), Frisian religious leader.]


(Protestantism) a member of a Protestant sect that rejects infant baptism, Church organization, and the doctrine of transubstantiation and in most cases refuses military service, public office, and the taking of oaths
[C16: from German Mennonit, after Menno Simons (1496–1561), Frisian religious leader]
ˈMennoˌnitism n


(ˈmɛn əˌnaɪt)

a member of a Protestant sect that refuses oaths and the bearing of arms and is noted for simplicity of living.
[1555–65; < German Mennonit, after Menno Simons (1492–1559), Frisian religious leader; see -ite1]
Men′no•nit•ism, n.
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Noun1.Mennonite - a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of lifeMennonite - a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life
Anabaptist - adherent of Anabaptism
Amish - an American follower of the Mennonite religion
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Sarasota's Mennonite community--about 2,000 regular worshippers in the summer and twice that during season, estimates J.
Newspapers allowed non-Mennonites to observe, critique, and examine Mennonite men, women, and children, who used the Mennonites to comment on their own goals for the future of the new province.
Yet, Mennonite attitudes toward unionization in the late-20th century are more complicated than denominational records indicate.
More commonly known as the Martyrs Mirror, Dutch Mennonite Van Braght's 1,500-page collection of martyr accounts has been second in importance only to the Bible for Anabaptists historically.
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After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America.
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SONS AND MOTHERS: Stories from Mennonite Men Edited by Mary-Ann Loewen
Path of Thorns: Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule, by Jacob A.
As with many students of ethnicity and religion, Janis Thiessen was drawn to her subject by her own and her family's experiences: when, in her early twenties, she wore a T-shirt memorializing an anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, her Mennonite employer's disparaging reaction shocked her: he took it as political statement; she thought she was merely expressing her fondness for the study of history.
began serving as co-pastors at Prairie Street Mennonite Church.
COUNTRYSIDE: Jeffrey Goss does not think a Mennonite would name a tomato Brandywine?

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