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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a Baptist denomination founded in 1708 by Americans of German descent; opposed to military service and taking legal oaths; practiced trine immersion;
[syn: Church of the Brethren, Dunkers, Dippers]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dunker \Dun"ker\, prop. n. [G. tunken to dip.] One of a religious denomination whose tenets and practices are mainly those of the Baptists, but partly those of the Quakers; -- called also Tunkers, Dunkards, Dippers, and, by themselves, Brethren, and German Baptists, and they call their denomination the Church of the Brethren. [1913 Webster] Note: The denomination was founded in Germany in 1708, but after a few years the members emigrated to the United States; they were opposed to military service and taking legal oaths, and practiced trine immersion. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] Seventh-day Dunkers, a sect which separated from the Dunkers and formed a community, in 1728. They keep the seventh day or Saturday as the Sabbath. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Dippers n 1: a Baptist denomination founded in 1708 by Americans of German descent; opposed to military service and taking legal oaths; practiced trine immersion [syn: Church of the Brethren, Dunkers, Dippers]