Irvingite Ir"ving*ite, n. (Eccl.) The common designation of a member of a sect founded by the Rev. Edward Irving (about 1830), who call themselves the Catholic Apostolic Church. They are highly ritualistic in worship, have an elaborate hierarchy of apostles, prophets, etc., and look for the speedy coming of Christ. [1913 Webster]

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