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A loose grouping of defectors from the C of E and particularly from the Puritan congregations in early 17th-cent. England. They believed that no true Church had existed since the spirit of Antichrist became uppermost in the Church, and that God would in His own time ordain new Apostles or Prophets to found a new Church; they did not think it right to hasten this process.

Subjects: Christianity.

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