Christian Brethren
Plymouth Brethren Plym"outh Breth"ren The members of a religious sect which first appeared at Plymouth, England, about 1830. They protest against sectarianism, and reject all official ministry or clergy. Also called {Brethren}, {Christian Brethren}, {Plymouthists}, etc. The {Darbyites} are a division of the Brethren. [1913 Webster]

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