Definition of Hutterite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌtərʌɪt/


1A member of an Anabaptist Christian sect established in Moravia in the early 16th century.
Example sentences
  • The 1870s migration included Hutterites, an Anabaptist group that had originated in Moravia and later migrated to Russia to escape persecution.
  • In this study of the Hutterites, an Anabaptist Protestant sect tracing its roots to 1528, an attempt is made to discover the qualities that have enabled their colonies to survive and thrive in North America.
  • The Catholic Church, The Lutheran Church and Reformed Churches of John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli frequently charged the Hutterites with heresy.
1.1A member of a North American community holding beliefs similar to the Moravian Hutterites and leading a very old-fashioned communal way of life.
Example sentences
  • The Hutterites live in communally owned agricultural enclaves, mostly in the upper Midwest.
  • And in the fall, you can buy 50 pounds of onions from the Hutterites, which will keep, if stored properly, all winter.
  • In this respect, it is clear that we can learn much from the Hutterites.


Relating to Hutterites or their beliefs: the local Hutterite colony
More example sentences
  • Many generous individuals, churches, and Hutterite colonies donated sows and cash.
  • I asked him if he expected that Hutterite colonies - over 300 of which are in existence today - will survive in the future.
  • There are changes occurring in the traditional world of the Hutterite colony.


From the name of Jacob Hutter (died 1536), a Moravian Anabaptist, + -ite1.

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