1. Mems. of a synagog at Jerusalem who opposed Stephen (Acts 6:9). 2. Antinomian, pantheistic party in the Neth. and Fr. ca. the time of the Reformation. See also Spirituels. 3. Perrinists; pol. party in Geneva which, under leadership of Ami Perrin (Amy Pierre; d. 1561; condemned to death 1554; fled to Berne), opposed moral reforms of J. Calvin.* 4. Those who indulge appetites without restraint. 5. Disparaging term for freethinkers, usually religious.
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