The action or fact of making a person into a disciple or follower; an instance of this.
Chiefly in religious contexts.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Fisher (bap. 1604, d. 1665), Quaker preacher and writer. Partly from disciple + -ing.
That makes into a disciple; that converts to a particular doctrine or belief system; that proselytizes.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Hieron (d. 1617), Church of England clergyman and devotional writer. Originally from disciple + -ing.