Definition of United Brethren in English:

United Brethren

Pronunciation /yo͞oˈnīdid ˈbreT͟H(ə)rən/ /juˈnaɪdɪd ˈbrɛð(ə)rən/

plural noun

  • 1

    (also Church of the United Brethren in Christ)
    An evangelical Protestant denomination founded in the US in 1800.

    ‘Methodist, Lutheran, United Brethren, Presbyterian, Reformed, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic congregations called upon the service of the Hummelstown Brownstone Company.’
    • ‘Affiliated with the Church of the United Brethren of Christ, the student body tends to have a traditional, conservative streak - until it comes to dining.’
    • ‘The records of the Cross Street Chapel begin in 1646 when the congregation was identified as the United Brethren.’
    • ‘He was a bishop in the Church of the United Brethren, and in his old age was twice involved in splitting his church.’
  • 2

    another term for the Moravians (see Moravian)