a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
Hypernyms: ↑sect, ↑religious sect, ↑religious order
Member Meronyms: ↑Friend, ↑Quaker

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  • Quakers in North America — constitute approximately 30% of Quakers worldwide, according to the online Quaker Information Center. There are about 107,000 individual Quakers and about 44 Friends Yearly Meetings in North America.Quakers are members of the Religious Society of …   Wikipedia

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