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Meaning of DONATIST

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Don"a*tist\, n. [LL. Donatista: cf. F. Donatiste.]
(Eccl. Hist.)
A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African
schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in
the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church.

 

 

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