A sect of divines in the time of Charles II., opposed both to
the High Church party and to the Puritans. The term is now applied to
those persons who hold very loose views of Divine inspiration and what
are called orthodox doctrines.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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