Gen. refers to a mem. of a religious body in Eng. which has separated from the Est. Ch.; usually restricted to the Prots. (e.g., Presbs., Congs., Baps., Quakers) referred to in the Act* of Toleration of 1689 (which did not include RCs and Unitarians). See also Puritans.
See also Conventicle.
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