• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Barrowist (Eccl. Hist) A follower of Henry Barrowe , one of the founders of Independency or Congregationalism in England. Barrowe was executed for nonconformity in 1593.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barrowist A follower of Henry Barrowe, one of the leaders in the Independent movement in England in the latter part of the sixteenth century. He objected to the whole system of ecclesiastical government, and condemned the use of all set prayers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Congregationalism.
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