Definition of Adullamite in English:

Adullamite

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Pronunciation: /əˈdʌləmʌɪt
 
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noun

A member of a dissident political group (originally applied to a group of British MPs who seceded from the Liberal party in 1866).
More example sentences
  • Yet many proponents of universal suffrage were just as deluded, in their own way, as the Adullamites who clung to their rotten boroughs as if civilisation depended on them.
  • He and his Adullamites worked with the Tories to prevent the bill and ultimately bring down the government.
  • The Adullamites are dangerous, because they know what they want; and that is, all the money there is going.

Origin

adopted in allusion to the cave of Adullam, where those discontented with the rule of Saul came to join David (1 Sam. 22:1-2).

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