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[hik-sahyt] /ˈhɪk saɪt/

a member of the liberal body of Quakers in the U.S., who asserted the sufficiency of the Inner Light in religious life.

1828, noun and adjective, in reference to a seceding group of American Quakers, from the name of their spiritual leader, Elias Hicks. The remainder were known as Orthodox Friends.


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