Definition of Mennonite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmenəˌnīt/


(Chiefly in the US and Canada) a member of a Protestant sect originating in Friesland in the 16th century, emphasizing adult baptism and rejecting church organization, military service, and public office.
Example sentences
  • Other Protestants were respondents who could not be coded as evangelical or mainline Protestants, such as Mennonites and Christian churches.
  • Founded in 1984, by three traditionally pacifist churches, the Mennonites, Brethren and Quakers, the Christian Peacemaker Teams claim that they are reducing violence in the world ‘by getting in the way’.
  • Baptists shared these characteristics with Free Churches, Mennonites, Assemblies of God, Brethen, Salvation Army, and others.



Pronunciation: /-izəm/
Example sentences
  • A feature of Dutch Mennonitism at the time was its rather liberal view of works of art.
  • Actually about the turn of the century Palatine Mennonitism underwent a radical change in development which was to give it its characteristic stamp within German Mennonitism.
  • Confessional Mennonitism preserved a form of religious nonconformity in jurisdictions such as the Calvinist-ruled Netherlands and in Lutheran-ruled Hamburg and Altona.


From the name of its founder, Menno Simons (1496–1561), + -ite1.

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Syllabification: Men·non·ite

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