Wesleyan


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Wes·ley·an

 (wĕs′lē-ən, wĕz′-)
adj.
Of or relating to John or Charles Wesley or to Methodism.
n.
A Methodist.

Wes′ley·an·ism n.

Wesleyan

(ˈwɛzlɪən)
adj
1. (Protestantism) of, relating to, or deriving from John Wesley
2. (Protestantism) of, relating to, or characterizing Methodism, esp in its original form or as upheld by the branch of the Methodist Church known as the Wesleyan Methodists
n
3. (Protestantism) a follower of John Wesley
4. (Protestantism) a member of the Methodist Church or (formerly) of the Wesleyan Methodists
ˈWesleyanism n

Wes•ley•an

(ˈwɛs li ən, ˈwɛz-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to John Wesley, founder of Methodism.
2. pertaining to Methodism.
n.
3. a follower of John Wesley.
4. Chiefly Brit. a Methodist.
[1765–75]
Wes′ley•an•ism, Wes′ley•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wesleyan - a follower of Wesleyanism
Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wesleyan Methodists - the original Methodist Church
Methodist - a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church
Adj.1.Wesleyan - of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of WesleyWesleyan - of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley; "Methodist theology"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Translations

Wesleyan

[ˈwezlɪən]
A. ADJmetodista
B. Nmetodista mf

Wesleyan

(Eccl)
adjwesleyanisch
nWesleyaner(in) m(f)
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Maybe he grew tired of being God, or maybe it was because the Fijian decamped with the six thousand pounds in the royal treasury; but at any rate the Second Reformed Wesleyans got him, and his entire kingdom went Wesleyan.
He fired out the Second Reformed Wesleyans, called back the exiles from Samoa, invited in the traders, held a general love-feast, took the lid off, proclaimed religious liberty and high tariff, and as for himself went back to the worship of his ancestors, dug up the idols, reinstated a few octogenarian priests, and observed the tabus.
Carey that he might do as he chose, and for his part he thought the Wesleyan Chapel would be an equally suitable place.
"Ah, I daresay you have many religious friends and companions there; you are a Methodist--a Wesleyan, I think?"
We had reached the first houses, and were close on the new Wesleyan college, before her set features relaxed and she spoke once more.
Thus whether she received the Reverend Saunders McNitre, the Scotch divine; or the Reverend Luke Waters, the mild Wesleyan; or the Reverend Giles Jowls, the illuminated Cobbler, who dubbed himself Reverend as Napoleon crowned himself Emperor--the household, children, tenantry of my Lady Southdown were expected to go down on their knees with her Ladyship, and say Amen to the prayers of either Doctor.
Corporate partner Paul Harkin, senior associates Michael Lakin and Emma Callow and solicitor Phoebe Matthews led a cross-disciplinary team on the deal which further strengthens Wesleyan's position in the dental market where it already provides specialist financial advice and services to dentists.
However, the result was never in doubt as the Wesleyan openers Matlub and Tom Hinks were in dominant mood and produced a fine century opening partnership to lead Almondbury home.
When Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) recently underwent an extensive strategic planning process, increasing financial aid emerged as one of the school's top priorities, going forward.
The Wesleyan Assurance Society was born in Cherry Street on April 23, 1841, after locals thought it would be a good idea to help workers save for their future by collecting a few pennies from them each week.
BIRMINGHAM-based Wesleyan Assurance Society has unveiled a key new boardroom appointment in the shape of Andrew Neden.
ALMONDBURY Wesleyan C r i c k e t C l u b h e l d a celebration dinner to mark a historic season in which they picked up the Association Championship and Lumb Cup.