One of a religious sect founded by George Fox, of Leicestershire, England, about 1650, -- the members of which call themselves Friends. They were called Quakers, originally, in derision. See Friend, n., 4.
Informal name for a member of the Religious Society of Friends. It comes from a quote from a magistrate called Justice Bennett who 'first called us Quaker' in 1650 'because we bid them tremble at the word of God'. Originally intended to put down Quakers, it stuck, and we learned to like it.
Cited as a religious sect of ancient times from which Juana St. John's parents were descended. (Quakers, of the Religious Society of Friends, originated in the middle of the 17th century under George Fox, who taught that "ministers" were an unnecessary intermediary between the human soul and God.) [MMa
The informal name for the Society of Friends faith group.
Christian denomination founded in England 1650 by George Fox. They have no formal creed, rites,liturgy, or priesthoood, and reject violence in human relations, including war
A person who belongs to the religious group known as The Society of Friends.
Member of the Society of Friends; believed in neutrality in war
common term for a member of the Society of Friends, a religious group noted for opposition to war and refusal to swear (they affirm instead) in legal matters.
Originally, a derogatory term applied to Friends because their excitement of spirit when led to speak in a meeting for worship was sometimes expressed in a shaking or quaking motion. Now this term is simply an alternative designation for a member of the Religious Society of Friends.
The most easily recognised name for a member of the Religious Society of Friends. It was originally a nickname, at first used in contempt.
A member of the Society of Friends religious domination. Members were often known to oppose slavery and often helped slaves to escape.