peculiar people

peculiar people
noun plural
Etymology: Middle English peculier people, from peculier peculiar
1. : God's own chosen people — used by various Christians to emphasize their nonconformity to the world
2. capitalized both Ps : an Evangelical Christian organization founded in England in the 19th century that holds to essentially fundamentalist doctrines and practices divine healing to the extent of refusing medical aid

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1. the Jews as being God's chosen people. Deut. 14:2.
2. a name adopted by certain fundamentalist Christian sects, signifying their refusal to conform to any rule of conduct that is contrary to the letter or spirit of the Bible.
[1485-95]

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Peculiar People noun
1. The Jews, as God's chosen people (Deuteronomy 26.18, Titus 2.14)
2. An Evangelical denomination, founded in 1838, believing in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, and practising believers' baptism, Holy Communion, and Divine healing
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