Mennonite

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Men·non·ite

 (mĕn′ə-nīt′)
n.
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.]

Mennonite

(ˈmɛnəˌnaɪt)
n
(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

Men•non•ite

(ˈmɛn əˌnaɪt)

n.
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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