Society of Friends

Society of Friends
a sect founded by George Fox in England about 1650, opposed to oath-taking and war. Also called Quakers, Religious Society of Friends.

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  • Society of Friends — n. a Christian denomination, founded in England c. 1650 by George Fox, that has no formal creed, liturgy, or priesthood and rejects violence in human relations, esp. warfare: cf. QUAKER …   English World dictionary

  • Society of Friends — noun a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers • Syn: ↑Religious Society of Friends, ↑Quakers • Hypernyms: ↑sect, ↑religious sect, ↑religious order • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Society of Friends — n. Religious Society of Friends, Quakers, Christian sect founded in England in 1652 by George Fox having no formal sacraments or priesthood and opposing violence (the basic belief of the Society of Friends is that divine revelation is… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Society of Friends of Science — ( pl. Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk, TPN) was one of the first Polish scientific society which functioned in Warsaw from 1800 to 1832.NamesIn Polish, the society was also known as Warszawskie Królewskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk (Warsaw Royal… …   Wikipedia

  • Society of Friends (Quakers) —     Society of Friends (Quakers)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Society of Friends (Quakers)     The official designation of an Anglo American religious sect originally styling themselves Children of Truth and Children of Light , but in scorn by… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Society of Friends — Soci′ety of Friends′ n. rel a sect founded by George Fox in England about 1650, opposed to oath taking and war …   From formal English to slang

  • Society of Friends —    See Quakers …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

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