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The system of religious faith and practice promoted by John and Charles Wesley and their followers. In the 18th cent. the term was often used loosely of evangelicals of all sorts, but since the organization of Wesley's movement as a separate denomination, the name has been confined to members of this Church and others derived from it. See the following entry.

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