What does Anabaptist mean?

Anabaptist meaning in General Dictionary

A name sometimes applied to an associate of every sect keeping that rebaptism is necessary for people baptized in infancy

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  • adherent of Anabaptism
  • a title sometimes applied to a part of every sect holding that rebaptism is important for the people baptized in infancy.

Anabaptist meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1530s, "one whom baptizes once more," from Modern Latin anabaptista, from Latin anabaptismus "2nd baptism" (used in literal feeling from 4c.; see anabaptism). Initially in English in reference to sect that applied adult baptism and arose in Germany 1521. Probably so-called because, as a brand new faith, they baptized converts who currently was indeed baptized (as infants) in the older Christian churches. Modern branches only baptize when (adults) and do not actively look for converts. The name additionally was applied, generally opprobriously, to Baptists, maybe because of the multiple immersions of these baptisms.


Anabaptist - German to English

Anabaptist


Anabaptist meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A name often placed on a member of any sect holding that rebaptism is necessary for the people baptized in infancy.


Sentence Examples with the word Anabaptist

Nor can even so cursory a sketch omit to mention Bernardino Ochino and the Anabaptist Hiibmaier.

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