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Quaker +‎ -ism


Quakerism (countable and uncountable, plural Quakerisms)

  1. The belief system of the members of the Religious Society of Friends, an ostensibly Christian religious denomination that began in England in the 17th century.
    • 1984 April 21, Richard Knisely, “Ned Rorem on His Art”, in Gay Community News, page 17:
      Rorem befuddled Robert J. by proclaiming himself a devout Quaker who "does not believe in God," explaining that his Quakerism lies in his devotion to humanity and that he "envies" those who are able to believe in God.
  2. (derogatory) A behaviour, belief, etc. that is characteristic of Quakers.


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