Definition of Open Brethren in English:
One of the two principal divisions of the Plymouth Brethren (the other is the Exclusive Brethren), formed in 1849 in Plymouth, England, as a result of doctrinal and other differences. The Open Brethren are less rigorous and less exclusive in matters such as conditions for membership and contact with outsiders than the Exclusive Brethren.
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