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Definition of Jehovah’s Witness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Jehovah’s Witness

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Religious people, Types of belief
 
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a member of a religious organization based on Christianity, which believes that the end of the world is near and that only good people will come back to life and live peacefully forever See related entries: Religious people, Types of belief Culture The organization was started in the US in the 1870s. Its members refuse to do military service and do not celebrate birthdays or Christmas. Members are encouraged to visit people in their homes to talk about the Bible and their beliefs. The organization produces a magazine called The Watchtower to explore these beliefs.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Jehovah’s Witness