Campbellite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Campbellite (Eccl) A member of the denomination called Christians or Disciples of Christ. They themselves repudiate the term Campbellite as a nickname. See Christian, 3.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n campbellite A member of the denomination otherwise known as the Disciples of Christ, founded by the Rev. Alexander Campbell. The Campbellites were also called New Lights. See disciple.
    • n campbellite One of the followers of the Rev. John McLeod Campbell, who, when deposed in 1831 for teaching the universality of the atonement, founded a separate congregation.
    • n campbellite [lowercase] A local name of a sunfish, Pomoxys annularis, abundant in the Mississippi. Also called new-light.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Campbellite kam′bel-īt a follower of Alexander Campbell (1788-1866), founder of the sect known as the 'Disciples of Christ.'
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Alexander Campbell, , of Virginia

Usage

In literature:

And of the varieties of Presbyterians and Campbellites.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I" by Robert Green Ingersoll
Baker is a Campbellite; and therefore, as I suppose, with few exceptions, got all that church.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
Baker is a Campbellite, and therefore, as I suppose, with few exceptions got all that church.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
The young man was a preacher of the sect called Campbellites, and his name was Parley P. Pratt.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
Meeting in the Campbellite meetinghouse.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
I'll git ye the Campbellite meetin' house, see ef I don't.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Campbellites, Calvinistic, 218, 222.
"Expansion and Conflict" by William E. Dodd
Franklin College was a Campbellite Institution or what is now known as the Christian Church Institution.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
His earlier religious affiliations were with the Campbellites, now called Disciples.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
Dr. Hobson, Reformed Baptist, or Campbellite, preach.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
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