Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Patriarch Noah (Ryan Robbins) is a newly elected Mennonite pastor who vows to rid his rural Pennsylvania community of drugs and corruption with the help of his devoted wife, Anna (Alex Paxton-Beesley).
My own social location as both an insider to the Mennonite community and an outsider to MCC provided a rich basis from which to consider the bounds of community for a faith-based organization.
In what's believed to be the first formal ecumenical meeting between the Anglican Church of Canada and Mennonite Church Canada, members of each church learned what both might be able to share with one another in Waterloo, Ont., February 2-3.
Janis Thiessen's Not Talking Union is a well written, methodologically rich, and wonderfully interdisciplinary study that draws new and important attention to the range of ways labour, vocation, identity, religion, and ethnicity have (and have not) intersected in the lives of Mennonite men and women in cities across North America in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
The name "Mennonite" conjures images of bonnets and buggies, but you won't find those here.
Yet, Mennonite attitudes toward unionization in the late-20th century are more complicated than denominational records indicate.
Fiction | Mennonite Religion | Mystery | Coming of Age | Separation
After Identity: Mennonite Writing in North America.
In the opening essay in this issue, Letkemann, an independent scholar from Winnipeg, provides a detailed narrative of the origins of the first Mennonite refugee camp.
Path of Thorns: Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule, by Jacob A.
Zacharias presents a selection of twelve critical essays on Mennonite writing in the twentieth century and beyond, focusing on the preoccupation with conventional topics on Mennonite group identity in contemporary writings.
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.

Full browser ?