Seceders from the Reformed Church; so called because they
rejected all human traditions and interference in religion,
acknowledging the sole authority of the “pure Word of God,” without
“note or comment.” Their motto was: “The Bible, the whole Bible, and
nothing but the Bible.” The English Puritans were sometimes by the
Reformers called Precisionists, from their preciseness in
matters called “indifferent.” Andrew Fuller named them Non-conformists, because they refused to subscribe to the Act of
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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