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Definitions of Familist

  1. One of afanatical Antinomian sect originating in Holland, and existing in England about 1580, called the Family of Love, who held that religion consists wholly in love. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. One of the religious sect called the Family of Love which arose in Holland in 1556. They taught that religion consists wholly in love, independently of any form of truth held and believed; that through love man could become absolutely absorbed in and identified with God; that God regards not the outward actions but only the heart, and that to the pure all things are pure, even things forbidden. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. n. One of a fanatical sect founded in Holland, and existing in England about 1580, called the Family of Love, from the affection its members professed to bear to all people. Cabinet Dictionary
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