Ranter Rant"er (r[a^]nt"[~e]r), n. 1. A noisy talker; a raving declaimer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl. Hist.) (a) One of a religious sect which sprung up in 1645; -- called also {Seekers}. See {Seeker}. (b) One of the Primitive Methodists, who seceded from the Wesleyan Methodists on the ground of their deficiency in fervor and zeal; -- so called in contempt. [1913 Webster]

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