Definition of Plymouth Brethren noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Plymouth Brethren

BrE BrE//ˌplɪməθ ˈbreðrən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌplɪməθ ˈbreðrən//
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a strict Protestant group started in England around 1830 Culture The group was started in Plymouth, England, by people who did not agree with the ideas and ceremonies of the High Church. The Brethren have no priests, and live according to a set of strict moral rules that they have taken from the Bible. They believe that Jesus Christ will soon return to judge people.