Wesleyan "pertaining to Wesley," 1771, in ref. to John Wesley (1703-1791), founder of Methodism. The surname is from various places in England named West Leigh (or some variant).

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  • Wesleyan — ist die englische Adjektivform von Wesley und verweist meist auf John Wesley, einen der Begründer der methodistischen Bewegung. Als Substantiv kann es sich auf eine der vielen Universitäten und Colleges beziehen, die nach John Wesley benannt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wesleyan — is the adjective form of Wesley , referring either to John Wesley, the founder of Methodism (a denomination within Protestant Christianity) or to another of the Methodist branches within that denomination. * A Wesleyan is any person who adopts… …   Wikipedia

  • WESLEYAN — University http://www.wesleyan.edu/ …   Acronyms

  • WESLEYAN — University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/) …   Acronyms von A bis Z

  • Wesleyan — Wes ley*an, a. [See {Wesleyanism}.] Of or pertaining to Wesley or Wesleyanism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wesleyan — Wes ley*an, n. (Eccl.) One who adopts the principles of Wesleyanism; a Methodist. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wesleyan — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or denoting the teachings of the English preacher John Wesley (1703 91) or the main branch of the Methodist Church which he founded. ► NOUN ▪ a follower of Wesley or adherent of the main Methodist tradition. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

  • Wesleyan — [wes′lē ən, wez′lē ən] adj. of John or Charles Wesley or the Methodist Church n. a follower of John or Charles Wesley; Methodist Wesleyanism n …   English World dictionary

  • Wesleyan — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Wesleyan est la forme adjectivée anglaise du nom propre Wesley qui réfère soit à John Wesley, le fondateur du méthodisme, une tendance du mouvement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wesleyan — Wes|ley|an n a member of the Christian group established by John Wesley = ↑Methodist >Wesleyan adj ▪ a Wesleyan chapel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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